Hattie Chewning Library
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
This New York Times best seller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and an Oprah’s Book Club pick is available in the Hattie Chewing Library at Harmony Grove. In this novel of historical fiction, that one Amazon reviewer described as “magical realism, Colson Whitehead turns the Underground Railroad into an actual train to chronicle the journey and stops along the railroad of Cora, a teenage slave escaping from the Georgia plantation on which she was born, and her friend Caesar. Though graphic in his details of the treatment of slaves and the price of freedom, Colson artfully combines lyrical storytelling with realism to create a story that is both gripping and poignant. The characters, story, and background of the book are much more involved than a short review here can accomplish; so, do go on Amazon.com or Goodreads.com and read customer reviews of this book. And be sure to check out the library blog at harmonygrovelibrary.blogspot.com for a video interview with the author.