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ISBN: 0345804325

ISBN13: 9780345804327

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#1 New York Times Bestseller - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize - Winner of the National Book Award - Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction - Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize One of the Best books of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR , The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, HuffPost, Esquire, Minneapolis Star Tribune Look for Whitehead's acclaimed new novel, The Nickel Boys, available now Cora is a young slave...

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4 ratings

Reimagining a Life-Saving Reality

Colson Whitehead lays out the brutality of slavery and racism, while kindling the light of hope, as a literal underground railroad transports an escaping slave - a brave and bruised young woman - through multiple states and harrowing experiences that wound but never extinguish her remarkable spirit. The author deftly employs irony and feigned objectivity while taking us deep into the heart of compassion. Do not deny yourself this journey.

I wish I had the two day back that I spent reading this.

The name of the book is misleading. It’s like sci-fi meets lynching. A waste of my time

Interesting, but not amazing

As an avid reader of historical fiction, I was eager to pick up this book. However, once I did pick it up, I struggled to find the enthusiasm to finish it. I was not surprised by anything that happened until past page 100. I also thought Whitehead spent too much time developing certain secondary characters' stories, like the doctor's past life, and not enough time developing significant plot points like the big reveal regarding South Carolina (which, for me, was the first seriously jolting and interesting reveal in the book). And I was a bit jarred by Whitehead's literal interpretation of the Underground Railroad, and his stretching the truth to say that the railroad extended so far South. Overall, though, I am happy to have read a popular book that so many people I know have also read.

Amazing writer

Cannot wait to read more by this author!

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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • June 18, 2020

On this day in 1865, Union Troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, the last stop on their tour to liberate enslaved persons in the US. This represents a day of hope. But the history, both before and after this day, has been fraught. Here we present a reading list for a range of ages shedding light on this difficult subject.

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Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • February 05, 2020

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