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The Underground Railroad (English, Paperback, Whitehead Colson)
The Underground Railroad - English, Paperback, Whitehead Colson
Author: Whitehead Colson
Whitehead's writing does what writing should do; it refreshes our sense of the world' John Updike. A Fleet Superlead? From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. In powerful, prec...  more »
ISBN-13: 9785012335258
ISBN-10: 5012335252
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Book Type: Paperback
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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 know it is fiction and one major detail was changed but that didn't take away from the story. I know that the majority of the book was close enough to the real thing and the terror that people endured was just as real. I have read about the horrible things that humans did to other humans because of the color of their skin and it is heart-rending. I wish it all could be considered fiction but the sad truth is that this horrible story was a reality for too many souls. There is language that I like to avoid but in this book, it is part of the reality.
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