The underground railroad : a novel
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New York, NY : Doubleday, [2016].
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9780385542364, 0385542364
Lexile measure
890L
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890L
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First edition.
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306 pages ; 25 cm
Language
English
Lexile measure
890

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"Oprah's Book Club - 2016 selection"--Cover.
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"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, she is coming into womanhood-where even greater pain awaits. 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 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."--Amazon.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, C. (2016). The underground railroad: a novel. First edition. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-. 2016. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-, The Underground Railroad: A Novel. New York, NY: Doubleday, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad: A Novel. First edition. New York, NY: Doubleday, 2016. Print.

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