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The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad
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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their... show more
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape.Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds on each leg of her journ
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537032 (0385537034)
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
3.0 The Underground Railroad
I wanted to like this a lot more than I actually did. My first sign of trouble was the much vaunted "the underground railroad is an actual railroad!" scene (I'm assuming that is not a spoiler since it is blatantly stated in every single synopsis, though it might have been a better scene if it wasn...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead
I found this to be a painful read especially at this time. Cora's journey from slavery to escaping it and being recaptured is told through her eyes, with short vignettes through the eyes of others whose lives intersected hers. I do not understand why there is so much hate based on skin color. Whi...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it
3.5 The Underground Railroad
A special thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Cora and Caesar are slaves on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Like all of the slaves, she is treated horrifically, but even more so because she is also an outcast among her people. Things are...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
3.5 The Underground Railroad
Cora watched, she was silent but she took in everything and she knew it wouldn’t be long before she would have to leave. She had been a slave to Master James on his cotton plantation, living there with her mother until her mother decided one evening to escape, leaving Cora behind. Years later, it is...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
5.0 The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Every so often, BookTube host the Diverseathon and I try to participate whenever I get a chance. However, this last time, I could not participate for life got in the way. But I still wanted to read the group book club pick which is The Underground Railroad. Yes, I'm getting to it extremely late but ...
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