The Resource The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Label
The underground railroad : a novel
Title
The underground railroad
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their 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"--Publisher's description
Member of
Summary
After Cora, a pre-Civil War Georgia slave, escapes with another slave, Caesar, they seek the help of the Underground Railroad as they flee from state to state and try to evade a slave catcher, Ridgeway, who is determined to return them to the South
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2017.
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2017.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2017.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017.
Awards note
  • National Book Award, 2016
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence for Fiction Winner, 2017
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515877
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
LC item number
U53 2016
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
Fiction
NLM item number
W592u 2016
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Oprah's Book Club; 2016 selection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • United States
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Oprah's Book Club; 2016 selection."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North
Control code
ocn933420484
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780708898376
Lccn
2016000643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026275804
  • 99969597368
  • 9780385542364
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)933420484
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Oprah's Book Club; 2016 selection."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North
Control code
ocn933420484
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780708898376
Lccn
2016000643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026275804
  • 99969597368
  • 9780385542364
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)933420484

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