Announcing a new Meetup for Cambridge Book Club!
What: A Mercy by Toni Morrison
When: January 19,[masked]:30 PM
Au Bon Pain
684 Massachusetts Ave [Central Square]
Cambridge , MA 02139
Nobel laureate Morrison returns more explicitly to the net of pain cast by slavery, a theme she detailed so memorably in Beloved. Set at the close of the 17th century, the book details America's untoward foundation: dominion over Native Americans, indentured workers, women and slaves. the horrible sacrifice a mother makes to protect her child, the deadly vanity of benevolent slaveholders, the abandonment of a past too painful to remember. But this is a smaller, more delicate novel, a fusion of mystery, history and longing that stands alongside Beloved as a unique triumph in Morrison's body of work. (224 pages)
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Cambridge-Book-Club-Meetup-Group/calendar/12102925/