UC Book Club News

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, a National Book Award Winner, is the October 2017 Book Club Selection for their luncheon meeting scheduled Tuesday, October 10th at 12pm.  Joanne Woodman will lead the discussion.

Members are asked to mark this change to a luncheon meeting on their calendars.  Dinner meetings will resume early spring.

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 greater pain awaits.

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'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 her heels.  Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

Upcoming UC Book Club Selections:

November: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

December: The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

January: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

February: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken

 

New UC members are always welcome to this monthly book club event.  For more information, contact Joanne Woodman, Chair.  Home: 499-1225   Cell: 216-402-7761

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