“Robert Morgan’s latest novel, recently out in paperback, is set in pre-Civil War times. It follows a crafty teenage runaway slave on a northward journey toward freedom. From the Carolina mountains all the way to Ithaca, N.Y., he finds dangers, adventures and comedy.”
Robert Morgan’s latest novel, Chasing the North Star, is set against the backdrop of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Ac. The story chronicles the escape of 18 year-old Jonah Williams, who flees from his life as a slave on a South Carolina plantation.
Author Robert Morgan reads and signs his new book at Malaprop’s on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m.
Author Amy Bloom comes to Malaprop’s; Robert Morgan presents a program on Boone and Appalachian identity at UNCA.