Book Discussion Group

Books & Bagels: Bagels, juice, coffee, tea are available.
In-person registration required.  For South Country Library cardholders.

New book discussions will begin again in the fall.

  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Register
    Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 am

    Join the group as we begin a new book discussion series. We will give away a book to keep to the first 20 registrants beginning Tuesday, August 1. Bagels, coffee and tea are available.

    A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their 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.