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Morning Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

April 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions.

Powerful is too tame a word to describe Toni Morrison’s searing novel of post-Civil War Ohio. Morrison, whose myth-laden storytelling shone in Song of Solomon and other novels, has created an unforgettable world in this novel about ex-slaves haunted by violent memories.

Before the war, Sethe, pregnant, sent her children away to their grandmother in Ohio, whose freedom had been paid for by their father. Sethe runs too, but when her “owners” come to recapture her, she attempts to murder the children, succeeding with one, named Beloved. This murder will haunt Sethe for the rest of her life and affect everyone around her. This is a fascinating, grim, and relentless story.

Adapted from Library Journal review


April 30, 2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Cady R. Morse Conference Room
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

All programs sponsored by the Bethel Public Library are open to the public, and meet accessibility requirements for the disabled. Those needing special arrangements should contact the library at least 2 weeks prior to the program to make arrangements.