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"My only option was fidelity to my own sensibility," Toni references the root to the creation of The Bluest Eye as a book she wanted to read.

The mission of this book club is an additional stem to that root: conversations we want to be had.

By using the wisdom of Toni's literature, we can explore discourses of humanity. Pertaining to the world we are foot-printing within the present.

Upcoming events (3)

Toni Morrison book club discussion over God Help the Child

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Meeting time is an hour and 15 minutes.
Join us as we discuss Toni's last book.

Description from Goodreads.com:
Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult.

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish. Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother, Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother. And Sweetness, Bride's mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."

Toni Morrison book club discussion over The Bluest Eye

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Meeting time is an hour and 15 minutes.
Join us as we discuss Toni's first book.

Description from Goodreads.com:
[...] a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom. Pecola's life does change- in painful, devastating ways.
What its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most powerful, unforgettable novels- and a significant work of American fiction.

Talking Toni with book club closing

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Meeting time is just under an hour and 30 minutes.
Instead of a discussion being over a book it will be over Toni's work as a whole, and anything else about Toni that you want to bring to the table.
This discussion will be held through the theme of an ending, where we will also be saying our goodbyes and any last words we want to say about Toni's literature or about the club.
I am so grateful to have had this club come to life and so this meeting is also a celebration! A celebration of all that has been brought to life from it.
Some questions to think about before this meeting:
What, out of Toni's 11 books, resonated with you the most?
What character, our of all her books, resonated with you the most? which character challenged you the most?
What story brought the most insight into your life?
Have you noticed a change in her literature over the chronological order of our reading?
what is the overall theme of Toni's literature?

Message me if you have any questions, and, until then, I look forward to it!
-Corinne

Past events (11)

Toni Morrison book club discussion over Home

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