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The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad
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From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum SouthCora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for... show more
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum SouthCora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood wh
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780708898406 (708898408)
ASIN: 708898408
Publisher: LITTLE BROWN BOOKS GROUP
Pages no: 367
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...
Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it
0.0 Regurgitation: Details from books that bother me
Today is a pain day for me. FYI: I have Fibromyalgia and RA. Every day is a pain day to a degree but today it is making it hard for me to concentrate on reading. This is when I turn to audiobooks or think about the books I have recently read and especially, the things that bothered me about them....
Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it
4.0 The Underground Railroad
This book was horribly sad, it tore my heart open repeatedly. I don't usually read books like this but it was chosen for a book club I wanted to attend. I couldn't even get through the first page without crying. I had to put it down to rest my heart. I never made it to that book club meeting. I kn...
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