Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Ten top Quakers in fiction

Bridget Collins, an amateur bookbinder, actor and Quaker, is the author of The Binding and seven books for teenagers.

One of ten notable Quakers in fiction she tagged for the Guardian:
Honor Bright in The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

There’s a lot to love about Honor Bright, starting with her name. Leaving her family and Quaker Meeting behind her, she travels from England to America to start a new life, where she’s drawn into the Underground Railroad, the network that supported runaway slaves on their way to freedom. Although Honor finds solace in the quiet of Meeting, what really gives her strength is the grace of sincere friendship.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue