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The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
• What we'll do The Underground Railroad is the sixth novel by American author Colson Whitehead published in 2016. The alternate history novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves in the southeastern United States during the 1800s who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which in the novel is an actual subway as opposed to a series of safe houses and secret routes.[1] The Underground Railroad was a critical and commercial success, hitting the best seller lists and winning several notable prizes. It won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction,[2] the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction,[1][3] the Arthur C. Clarke Award[4] and the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.[5] It was longlisted for The 2017 Man Booker Prize. • What to bring • Important to know

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

140 2nd Ave bet 8th / 9th Sts · New York, NY

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This group has gone through several lists for its reading, but has always been committed to providing its members an enjoyable atmosphere to read and discuss great (and sometimes not so great) works of literature.

A brief history:

2010: Founded as the "Hemingway Book Club". The group focused on the major works Ernest Hemingway.

2011: Reading list updated to include Hemingway and his peers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson, and John Dos Passos.

2012: Reading list updated to focus on the Modern Library's Top 100 list

2016: Reading list updated to include Contemporary Classics including previous winners of Major Book Awards such as the Pen Faulkner, Man Booker, and Pulitzer Prize.

Our group consists of people for all walks of life and ages. The books are typically chosen from a poll conducted at the the beginning of the year to ensure there is appropriate interest in each of the texts.

We typically meet the last Sunday of the month at the Ukrainian East Village restaurant. (

A note on the restaurant: Everyone orders something whether it's a full dinner or soup or appetizers or just a cup of tea. They have been taking great care of us for years and their service is much appreciated--and the food is good. If you RSVP "yes" but for whatever reason can't attend, please change your RSVP to "no" so we have a better headcount when we tell the restaurant how many seats to set up.

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