About this guide the questions discussion topics and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your groups discussion of the underground railroad a triumph of a novel by colson whitehead. Pressestimmen winner of the pulitzer prize the national book award the ala andrew carnegie medal and the hurston wright award named a best book of the year by new york times book review wall street journal washington post time people npr and more 1 new york times bestseller. Oh have i found a great book oprah says about the underground railroad by colson whitehead an oprahs book club selection watch the video above to see why the book kept her up at night and why she wants you to read it too. Pulitzer prize fiction 2017 the newest oprah book club 2016 selection from prize winning bestselling author colson whitehead a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slaves adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum south. The basic premise of this novel is that the underground railroad was just that a real physical underground railroad this gives the book a bit of dystopian feel although this is an antebellum tale with time appropriate technology the novel has each of the various southern states plotting different paths with regard to slavery and race and it even folds in aspects of things to come like
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