Book Reviews of The Runaway : A Novel

The Runaway : A Novel
The Runaway A Novel
Author: Terry Kay
ISBN-13: 9780380813421
ISBN-10: 0380813424
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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This book told a story about a young white boy with a best friend who was black. The story describes life in a rural community where opinions about the African-American rights divide the community, and friendships. It's a very good story!
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Terry Kay writes a fascinating story of the friendship between two young boys, one white & one black. in the 1940's. They don't understand or care about racial prejudice, but they soon learn about it first hand. Beautifully written.
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Set in rural Georgia after the end of World War II, the story follows two boys--one black, one white--who stumble across a terrible secret which sparks a murder investigation.
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good story about 1940's & a friendshipof two boys during early desegregation
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Terry Kay is a Southern treasure.....this is one of his best.
Set in GA just after WWII, it is the story murder, racism, and fear.
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Wonderful book!
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Yet another Terry Kay book I had trouble putting down. I began to wonder about why it was titled "The Runaway," but that doubt was resolved by the end of the book, as I expected it would be. The book cover is not accurate, as it depicts two boys running on what appears to be a beach. There is no beach in the book. Just a minor detail which does not take away from the genius of Kay's work.

I almost hesitate to write anything about how much I enjoy reading Terry Kay, for fear his books will be harder to come by on Paperback Swap! But he was recommended to me by another PBS member, and I felt I should pass it along.