A NovelBook - 1987
TEEN F MORR
From Library Staff
Arguably Morrison’s masterpiece, Beloved exemplifies her groundbreaking narrative style, striking characters, ability to capture racial tension and transform history into a compelling story. SFPL's January-February 2020 On the Same Page selection.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this book examines the destructive legacy of slavery through the story of Sethe, who had escaped slavery, but was haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless.
A fascinating, grim, relentless story.
Again and again, this Pulitzer-prize winning novel by perhaps the most influential African-American writer of all time is assigned to high school English students. And again and again, parental complaints are lodged against the book because of its violence and sexual content.
In this mesmerizing novel, the weight of freedom from slavery is still marred by violence, and Morrison proves she is a gifted and highly regarded author. Heartbreaking and devastating to read.
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“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.”
Outside, snow solidified itself into graceful forms. The peace of winter stars seemed permanent.
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.
"124 was spiteful."
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