Wednesday Bookworms

The Wednesday Bookworms will discuss The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Anchor, $16.95). Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood--where greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Underground Railroad Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor Books - January 30th, 2018