undergroundrailroadBook Club: June 14th

Book Club to discuss The Underground Railroad

For June's Book Club, the host has selected Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad."

 

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead is a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. The novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves who escape from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which in the novel is an actual network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil, as opposed to safe houses and secret routes.The story is told in the third person, focusing mainly on Cora.

 

The local Harvard Club book club, which has been in existence for ten years, meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm for dinner and to discuss a wide-ranging selection of books -- fiction, poetry, biography, history, etc. They always enjoy having other interested people attend and participate.

The Book Club will meet  this month at Alice Schilla's house at 6:30 pm on May 10thPlease email Alice Schilla for more information.