The Runaway's Gold (Hardcover)

By Emilie C. Burack

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419713699

Publication Date: May 12, 2015

List Price: 16.95*
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About the Author

Years ago, Emilie Christie Burack discovered a set of brittle cassette tapes in a shoe box at the back of her father’s closet on which her late grandfather had recorded his family’s history. When she learned her ancestor had come from the islands “where they had little ponies with long hair,” she had to know more. She has traveled to the Shetland Islands and spent the last four years researching its history and unique Norse-Scots culture. She now resides in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. This is her first book.


Praise For The Runaway's Gold

"The story showcases the author’s talent for description and pacing...those who [invest in this title] will be well rewarded."

— Nancy P. Reeder, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, SC

"Burack's story moves at an engaging clip with enough thrills and historical detail to please many readers."


"Set in 1842 and overflowing with historical detail, the novel...leads to a rewarding conclusion..."


"Debut author Burack infuses this gritty tale with plenty of historical detail... this unique historical adventure is illuminating."

— Sarah Hunter