Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bahni Turpin won the Audible Narrator of the Year Award 2016 for her heartfelt, authentic voice in this deeply disturbing historical fiction concerning the many atrocities of slavery, bondage, misery and murder as resilient Cora grows up on a Georgia plantation, then escapes through the Underground Railroad (which runs like an underground system of railroad cars) and flees from slave catchers through the Carolinas. Cora is not the only voice - there are many slaves, family members, and abolitionists Colson Whitehead peopled in this history of racism, violence, and tragedy. A must read and I highly recommend the narration by Ms Turpin!!!

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