The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

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This novel is about Cora’s escape from a plantation on the underground railroad. The best part of the novel, I feel, is that Whitehead makes the railroad a real thing rather than a metaphor. For that exceptional idea alone, I wish I could have loved this book. I couldn’t stand it. The characters are two-dimensional, most likely because of very little dialogue and just the arm’s-length, third-person narration.

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bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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