Best of 2013
The end of the year is in sight, and it’s time to reflect on all that has happened during the past twelve months. In the library world, we’re looking at our collection to evaluate which materials were most popular among our patrons. As we review statistics and listen to feedback, some of the results are expected, while others are surprising.
The highest circulating novel that was published in 2013 was The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. Set in Ohio in 1850, The Last Runaway tells the story of Honor Bright, an English Quaker who finds herself drawn to the Underground Railroad. Honor is challenged by moral dilemmas: as an honest Quaker, can she tell white lies to protect runaways and go against the Fugitive Slave Act? Find out what choices Honor makes in this piece of historical fiction that has made its rounds among our patrons. The Last Runaway is available in print and in audio format.