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Toni Morrison's Home

I was thinking of Morrison the other day after we had a discussion concerning current Major American Authors we hadn't read recently. She certainly qualifies.

Home is a novel by the American author Toni Morrison, originally published in 2012 by Alfred A. Knopf. It tells the story of Frank Money, a 24-year-old African-American veteran of the Korean War, and his journey home "a year after being discharged from an integrated Army into a segregated homeland.
Home received mixed, but mostly positive, reviews. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly described Morrison's novel as "beautiful, brutal, as is Morrison's perfect prose." Writing in the New York Times, Leah Hager Cohen criticized the lack of subtlety in the novel's symbolism, but concluded that, "This work's accomplishment lies in its considerable capacity to make us feel that we are each not only resident but co-owner of, and collectively accountable for, this land we call home." Writing for the Washington Post, Ron Charles wrote, “This scarily quiet tale packs all the thundering themes Morrison has explored before. She’s never been more concise, though, and that restraint demonstrates the full range of her power.”  Erich Schwartzel, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, noted flashes of "beautiful, tactile writing", but characterized Home as "an easy narrative that...never finds a resplendence to place it alongside [Morrison's] better, more realized work."

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  • Anne M.

    I have only been to this bar once before. Where do you usually meet or what name to find you? Thanks!

    July 27, 2014

    • Calvin R.

      Dont worry about finding us. We are usually in their back room, which you can see from the bar-plus we've been meeting there for 6-7 years now so they know us if you ask at the bar.

      July 27, 2014

  • Maria

    I have surgery that day, so will be with you in the spirit :)

    1 · July 15, 2014

    • Mara I.

      Hope all goes well with your surgery.

      July 17, 2014

  • Mara I.

    Please RSVP if you will be attending the book swap this Saturday. You can show up without an RSVP but we are trying to get an idea of how many people may be there.

    July 17, 2014

  • Mara I.

    This coming Saturday, July[masked], Integrity Books will be hosting a book swap. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will take place at Integrity Books, 23600 Mercantile Rd., Suite 123. Entrance is in the back by the parking lot. Come join us and get some new reading material.

    July 15, 2014

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