Best-selling historical novelist and alumna Tracy Chevalier will speak about and do a reading from her new book, The Last Runaway, about a young English Quaker who emigrates to a fictional community just outside of Oberlin in 1850, and ends up taking part in the Underground Railroad.
The author’s inspiration came during a visit to her alma mater, while seated on Toni Morrison’s Bench by the Road, just across the street from the program’s venue, First Church in Oberlin, (corner of Main and Lorain streets). The event will be followed by a reception and book-signing in the church fellowship hall.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and books will be available for purchase. Cosponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center, First Church, U.C.C., Friends of the Oberlin College Library, and the Oberlin Public Library.
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