'The Last Runaway' By Tracy Chevalier.
Tracy Chevalier is the author of six previous novels, including the international bestseller 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.'
Hodder & Stoughton commissioned Maddy to illustrate the hardback cover for the first edition of 'The Last Runaway'.
The story is set in the cornfields of Ohio - with their golden tones and layered textures, they were a eye catching subject to feature in the cover design.
A powerful journey brimming with color and drama, "The Last Runaway" is "New York Times" bestselling author Tracy Chevalier's vivid exploration of an iconic chapter in American history.
Honor Bright is a sheltered Quaker who has rarely ventured out of 1850s Dorset when she impulsively emigrates to America. Opposed to the slavery that defines and divides the country, she finds her principles tested to the limit when a runaway slave appears at the farm of her new family. In this tough, unsentimental place, where whisky bottles sit alongside quilts, Honor befriends two spirited women who will teach her how to turn ideas into action.