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The underground railroad : a novel

Whitehead, Colson 1969- (author.). Turpin, Bahni, (narrator.). Playaway Digital Audio. (Added Author). Findaway World, LLC. (Added Author). Penguin Random House. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albright Memorial Library TALKING BOOKS WHITEHE (PA) (Text) 50686015103356 Stacks Available -
North Pocono Public Library TALKING BOOKS WHITEHE (PA) (Text) 50691010794662 Adult Area Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1509426418
  • ISBN: 9781509426416
  • Physical Description: 1 audio media player (approximately 11 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Previously released by Penguin Random House LLC, ℗2016.
"Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection"--Container.
"LIGHT."
"HD."
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Bahni Turpin.
Summary, etc.: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned--Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor--engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017
Subject: United States History 19th century Fiction
Fugitive slaves United States Fiction
Underground Railroad Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
Historical fiction.
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