Waiting on Wednesday: The Underground Railroad

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted over at Breaking the Spine, so head over there to join in or see what it is all about :)

The Underground Railroad

Written by: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385537034
Release Date: September 13th, 2016 (or maybe its already released in some places apparently? But where I live it gets released in September! And either way, it sounds like a great book so i wanted to mention it!)
Genres: Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical, African American, Race, American Literature
Pages: 320 (Hardcover)
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"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. 
Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. 

Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds on each leg of her journey..." 

Way i am waiting.... 

This might sounds strange but i really enjoy reading stories about slaves escaping. 

I don't know if it is the "escaping a horrible life" or the "trying to find something better" or just the real historical aspect of how many people had to live in horrible situations for however long before they tried to escape because even if they where killed trying to do it, that would be preferable to continuing on. 
I don't know what it is. 

But i just always have an emotional connection with books like this. 

And it is said that this book is written brilliantly and really recreate the unique terrors and how black life was pre-Civil War in America. 

I am just always looking for fictional books that manage to bring a real piece of history alive. 

And i am always curious to learn more about those underground railroads that i learned about through other books. 

I hope this will be a good one. That will most likely leave me shattered into a million pieces if it really is an emotional read. But sometimes you just need those types of books. 

What are you guys waiting on this Wednesday?

Have you heard about this book?
Any good slave-escape books to recommend?

Am i the only one that is always curious about those types of books? And enjoys the emotional punch they most often pack?

Let me know in the comments, lets chat!

Write more later.... 


  1. I haven't heard of this one before but it does sound interesting. Might just have to add it to my TBR pile. Thanks so much for sharing!!!
    My Wow 

  2. I have been hearing so much about this book. I noticed it was on the NYT Bestseller List so I guess it's out in some places ? I recently read Underground Airlines by Ben Winters that has similar themes.


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