The underground railroad : a novel
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Published:
New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018., , ©2016.
Format:
Kit
Edition:
1st Anchor Bks. ed.
Physical Desc:
1 bag ; 30 x 44 cm. + 10 books, discussion questions, author's biography, "Tips for starting a successful Book club" and instructions for Book Club in a Bag program.
Lexile measure:
890L
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Description
#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 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. And so 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. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage--and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345804327 :
Lexile measure:
890

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"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."--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, C. (2018). The underground railroad: a novel. 1st Anchor Bks. ed. New York: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-. 2018. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. New York: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-, The Underground Railroad: A Novel. New York: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. 1st Anchor Bks. ed. New York: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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