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Let's discuss Beloved by Toni Morrison

There was a tie for the tie breaker so we are reading both: one for February and one for March.

Goodreads says about Beloved:

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison.

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  • Christine R.

    Agreed! Great discussion:)

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Jessica M.

    It was so fun last night- gave me motivation to finish the book. See you all next month!

    4 · March 26, 2014

  • Kim M.

    Great discussion last night. It was a lot of fun! See everyone next month! :)

    3 · March 26, 2014

  • Coletta J.

    Great to see everyone!

    March 25, 2014

  • Coletta J.

    Really fun tonight. Great conversation!

    4 · March 25, 2014

  • Valerie

    Had a great time tonight! See you all next month!

    4 · March 25, 2014

  • Natalia

    I just got here. Took over 10 chairs/4 tables

    March 25, 2014

    • Nicolle N.

      Awesome! Be there in less than five.

      March 25, 2014

  • Nicolle N.

    Running a bit behind tonight but be there soon!!

    March 25, 2014

  • Nicolle N.

    I have 80 pages yet to power through so let's hope I get there!
    See everyone tonight!

    March 25, 2014

  • Charissa E.

    I wish that I could come, however I'm having surgery in the morning on Tuesday.

    March 21, 2014

  • Barbara

    Nicolle et al, I will be away from Toledo between for most of Jan thru May, but this is a great choice and I know you'll have a wonderful discussion. Please keep me on the list and I'll see you all when I'm back.

    December 16, 2013

    • Nicolle N.

      Oh Barbara! So sad you'll miss this. It's my first time reading it so I'm excited to hear the discussion.

      December 17, 2013

    • Barbara

      SUCH a great book. I would put it in my top ten. In fact, years ago, when TM got the Nobel, and a buncha Harold Bloomites wrote that it was an expedient choice since she was a black woman (ie, not cause her writing/storytelling/mor­ality is fabulous) I had a piece in the Blade about how wrongheaded they were (which got me lots of kudos with English teachers ;--). I also saw her in person (how cliched is this?) at the bar at the Algonquin Hotel in NYC. God, she was regal looking ;--)

      2 · March 19, 2014

  • Evan

    Wish I could make this one, but I'm going to be out of town....

    March 19, 2014

  • Nicolle N.

    I just realized this will be our one year Meetup anniversary for this book! Perhaps I should bring cake to celebrate. :)

    5 · January 28, 2014

    • Valerie

      I thought it was April?? Either way I am always up for cake! Let me know if I can bring something!

      March 6, 2014

  • Coletta J.

    This is an amazing and hard to take book.

    December 18, 2013

  • Christine R.

    Is the meeting time changing to 7pm in March?

    December 17, 2013

    • Nicolle N.

      Whoops! Nope I'll change that!

      December 17, 2013

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