The Underground Railroad

Community Book Club: The Underground Railroad

Whistler Public Library and Armchair Books have joined forces to start a Community Book Club! The club meets on the last Wednesday of every month.
Where: Community Room
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Whistler Public Library and Armchair Books have joined forces to start a Community Book Club! Free and open to all, the club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. 

  • When:  Wednesday, February 28, 7 p.m.
  • Where:  Fireplace Lounge, Whistler Public Library
  • Who:  Everyone welcome, no registration required
  • How much:  Free
  • Which book: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Where to get a copy: Borrow at WPL or buy at Armchair Books (mention the book club and receive 15% off)

Synopsis: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish 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 and, though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

Read ahead: In March, we'll be reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, and in April, we'll discuss Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans.