We'll be reading short stories Recitatif by Toni Morrison and A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor.
"Recitatif" is a pioneering story in racial writing as the race of Twyla and Roberta are debatable. Though the characters are clearly separated by class, neither is affirmed as African American or Caucasian. Morrison has described the story as "an experiment in the removal of all racial codes from a narrative about two characters of different races for whom racial identity is crucial". - David Goldstein-Shirley
Available to read online here:http://www.nbu.bg/webs/amb/american/5/morrison/recitatif.htm
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" is a third person narrative, focusing on the Grandmother's perspective during a family vacation to Florida. She tries convincing her family to visit Tennessee rather than Florida because a fugitive is on the loose but she is ignored.
It is an unforgettable tale, both riveting and comic, of the confrontation of a family with violence and sudden death.
If you have any questions, please post or feel free to email. Hope to see you there!