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Adult Book Group: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - Meeting via Zoom

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 7:30pm
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Join our discussion of Whitehead's The Underground Railroad

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Whether you loved it, hated it, or haven't finished it, we want to see you at our Adult Book Club that has been going strong for 40+ years at America's Oldest Children's Bookstore!

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The Underground Railroad: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780345804327
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Anchor - January 30th, 2018

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The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780385537049
Availability: Available Now
Published: Anchor - August 1st, 2016

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I enjoyed the book although it's not one I would have selected on my own.  Especially for a debut novel I thought it was well done and engaging. I can't attest to the historical accuracy of the book's premise (yes, I know it's historical fiction). Over-all I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, entertaining read for beachside (when beaches reopen) or for a weekend of relaxation even if it's in your own backyard. There were moments where I thought the perspectives of the protagonist - Anita (The Woman in Red) - stemmed from our 21st century experiences as opposed to how the setting might have been perceived in the time period of the book, but this wasn't so distracting that it ruined the novel. On an entirely positive note, I would say that one place where most novels fail for me is the ending - too many novels are either entirely predictable or feel rushed and hurried as if trying to tie up all the loose ends. I was not expecting the outcome at the end of The Woman in Red

Overall I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars . It was a respectable first novel from Diana Giovinazzo, with an engaging story line that was enjoyably uncomplicated yet intriguing, a likeable protagonist, and a surprise ending.

- reviewed by Diane, customer