Home by Toni Morrison

America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man’s desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.
Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he’s hated all his life. As Frank revisits his memories from childhood and the war that have left him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he had thought he could never possess again.
A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood—and his home.

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  • Lisa

    As usual, I learned so much more about the book from the group discussion. Thanks everyone :) And a special thanks to Peter for leading a fun and lively discussion.

    June 27, 2013

  • Tod M.

    Great discussion, everyone. Glad to see new and old faces and looking forward to seeing everyone next month.

    June 27, 2013

  • David S.

    Larry said the small book generated a lot of discussion. The book gets part of the credit for the discussion generated, but the lion's share of the credit goes to the people who attended. Great job, Peter.

    June 27, 2013

  • David S.

    Larry said that for a small book we had a lot of discussion. While the book gets credit for the discussion, the lion's share of the discussion credit goes to the wonderful people who were there. Great to see familiar friends and meet new people. Peter, as usual, you did a brilliant job of keeping the dialogue lively.

    June 27, 2013

  • Richard K.

    I also enjoyed the energy of the group and the many insightful observations about this very different book by Toni Morrison. I had one additional thought that I wanted to share for what it is worth.

    Compared to her other large, rich, robust books, Home has more the quality of a screenplay. It sparingly sets the stage for a rapidly changing succession of scenes and interactions in a way that puts the reader in the director's chair. We have the responsibility to flesh out the visual and emotional details of the action and the characters' interactions. I think that is what was behind my sense that despite its brevity, the book makes the reader work to assimilate and complete all of the scenes that she creates with such poetic prose.

    There you have it!
    Thanks to all for a great meeting.
    Richard

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Cathy W.

    Such a lively discussion.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Peter

    Good book, great conversation. Lovely to have such lively input from first timers. Good to see some of our favorite "regulars" back with us. Fun evening!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • courtney

    I unfortunately seem to be suffering from 'cedar fever.' I'm still getting used to the weather/allergies in Austin. I look forward to the next meeting up!

    June 26, 2013

  • Clay W.

    My schedule just blew up -- sorry to miss.

    June 26, 2013

  • courtney

    Great! I look forward to it! I will RSVP now.

    June 26, 2013

  • courtney

    I would like to come this evening. I have not read the book in awhile. I'm hoping this will be okay for me to join the group?

    June 26, 2013

    • Peter

      That's fine Courtney, you'll be very welcome to join us.

      June 26, 2013

  • Charles H.

    It appears that I may have a work conflict, to my regret. Think hard, have fun, and you might try Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man for another view and some background. ch

    June 25, 2013

  • Amy

    I'm still out of town!! :(
    I hope you guys have a great time with the book!

    June 25, 2013

  • Meera

    I read the book and liked it but have a conflict this week. See you all next month!

    June 21, 2013

  • Melissa

    Hello! New to the group and excited to join my first ever book club meeting.

    June 18, 2013

  • Lynn A.

    See you there

    May 5, 2013

  • Cathy W.

    Bringing guest would not let me add

    April 25, 2013

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