Monday, May 1, 2017

Pick of the Week- Underground Railroad

is Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for fiction, this novel is a compelling story of Cora a woman born enslaved in Georgia and who escapes through the Underground Railroad.  In a way, Cora's story reflects hundreds of years of United States History as she encounters different social reactions to race and slavery. Though the subterranean train and the societies she encounters are fictionalized, the journey and characters are compelling. One reviewer called the book "devastating;" I couldn't agree more. You will be riveted by Whitehead's latest triumph.

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