We’re launching a new book club in March, based on the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World Series.
The first category we’ll be exploring is Identity, with Toni Morrison’s Beloved as the first title. Subsequent titles will be voted on at the first book club meeting.
Join us for an informal and friendly chat about the novel and its author. Free event – all welcome. Refreshments available on a donations basis.
You can reserve copies of Beloved via the library service: https://tinyurl.com/sk9sydb or in person at the library.
Find out more about the titles in the series here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/494P41NCbVYHlY319VwGbxp/explore-the-list-of-100-novels-that-shaped-our-world
Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe’s new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honour, in 2012 by Barack Obama. Toni Morrison died on 5 August 2019 at the age of eighty-eight.