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The Resource Chasing the North Star

Chasing the North Star

Label
Chasing the North Star
Title
Chasing the North Star
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his latest historical novel, bestselling author Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of Jonah Williams, who, in 1850, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born a slave. He takes with him only a few stolen coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back—no shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head, except north, following a star that he prays will be his guide. Hiding during the day and running through the night, Jonah must elude the men sent to capture him and the bounty hunters out to claim the reward on his head. There is one person, however, who, once on his trail, never lets him fully out of sight: Angel, herself a slave, yet with a remarkably free spirit. In Jonah, she sees her own way to freedom, and so sets out to follow him. Bristling with breathtaking adventure, Chasing the North Star is deftly grounded in historical fact yet always gripping and poignant as the story follows Jonah and Angel through the close calls and narrow escapes of a fearsome world. It is a celebration of the power of the human spirit to persevere in the face of great adversity. And it is Robert Morgan at his considerable best
Summary
Fleeing the South Carolina plantation where he has spent his entire life, eighteen-year-old slave Jonah Williams uses the stars to escape to the North and is pursued by both slave hunters and a free-spirited fellow slave who believes Jonah can help her secure her own freedom
Tone
Writing style
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10482611
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Morgan, Robert
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Chasing the North Star
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616205959
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Chasing the North Star
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616205959
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      37.377573 -76.770995
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