Underground Airlines by Ben Winters and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: book club and discussion.

Two Novels Use Fantasy to Re-examine Slavery. What Can They Tell Us About Trump’s America?

Two Novels Use Fantasy to Re-examine Slavery. What Can They Tell Us About Trump’s America?

Discussing new and classic works.
Nov. 21 2016 7:00 AM

The Audio Book Club Travels the Underground Railroad

Slate critics discuss two novels that reimagine our racist past and present.

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Slate critics Jamelle Bouie, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman compare and contrast two novels that examine America’s racial legacy in fresh and devastating ways.

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Next month, the Audio Book Club will dig into The Lyrics: 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan. Stay tuned for our discussion in December!

Visit our Audio Book Club archive page for a complete list of the more than 75 books we’ve discussed over the years. Or you can listen to any of our previous club meetings through our iTunes feed.

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See all the pieces in this month’s Slate Book Review.

Podcast produced by Jayson De Leon and Andy Bowers.