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The Underground Railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.

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Rockville Public Library F WHI (Text to phone) 34035138466657 Adult Large Type Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC WHITEHEAD pb (Text to phone) 34014138115507 Adult Large Type Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron LRG PRI FIC WHI (Text to phone) 33400137925379 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe LP FIC WHITEHEAD,C (PBK) (Text to phone) 34026136968091 Adult Large Type Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven LTE F WHITEHEAD (Text to phone) 31953138190031 Adult New Fiction Large Type Checked out 03/02/2020
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield LARGE PRINT WHITEHEAD (Text to phone) 32518137588920 Adult Large Type Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Whi LP (Text to phone) 33620131411221 Adult Large Type Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding FIC Whi LP (Text to phone) 33620131411338 Adult Large Type On holds shelf -
Milford Public Library WHITEHEAD Colson (Text to phone) 34013143667775 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
New Milford Public Library LP F WHITE (Text to phone) 34021137073728 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 03/15/2020
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General Note: "Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection" -- cover.
Summary, etc.: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels.
Subject: Underground Railroad Fiction
Fugitive slaves United States Fiction
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United States History 19th century Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.

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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
by Whitehead, Colson
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The Underground Railroad


From #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood--where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned--Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.      In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor--engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.      Like the protagonist of  Gulliver's Travels,  Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey--hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.  The Underground Railroad  is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. From the Hardcover edition.
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