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The Runaway's Gold

(2015)
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In 1842, Christopher Robertson's family lives a difficult life as "crofters," farmers and fishermen so in debt to the landowner that they have no hope of ever breaking free. To make matters worse, Christopher also lives under the thumb of his morally questionable father and devious brother. When his brother frames him for the theft of their father's secret bag of coins, Christopher must leave his home and embark on a journey across the island to return the coins and clear his name. It's a journey that takes twists and turns, including stops in prison, on a smuggler's ship, and at the house of a beautiful girl - and it ends with him escaping to a new life in America, which has dangers of its own.

Winner of NH YA Novel Readers' Choice -- https://www.nh.gov/nhsl/bookcenter/programs/literary.html
New England Book Festival 2016 YA Novel http://www.newenglandbookfestival.com/winners2016.html

    

Used availability for Emilie Christie Burack's The Runaway's Gold

Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Runaway's Gold
Author(s): Emilie C Burack
ISBN: 1-4197-1369-8 / 978-1-4197-1369-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Runaway's Gold
Author(s): Emilie Burack
Publisher: Amulet Books
Availability: Amazon CA