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July 2013 Guest Editor Cath Staincliffe on Beloved...
Probably the most powerful book I’ve ever read. Morrison gives us a searing indictment of slavery and racism in a beautifully written and harrowing story about a woman and her children haunted by a child ghost in the aftermath of the American civil war. This was one of those novels that made me desperate to try to write myself.
A 2011 World Book Night selection.
Our Editorial Guru, Sarah Broadhurst, has suggested others book and authors that would be perfect for you to read next or to pass on the recommendation - so your gift will keep on giving enjoyment. Her selection for this title is: Alice Walker.
Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for 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 haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
Closing date: 30/06/2021
Publication date: 22/05/2019
Publisher: Random House Audio
Publication date: 06/12/2007
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV
|Publication date:||6th December 2007|
|Publisher:||Vintage Classics an imprint of CCV|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Diverse Voices,|
|Collections:||40 unmissable magic realist reads - “It’s real-life, but not as we know it”, 40+ Novels That Feature Friendship,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and Love. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.More About Toni Morrison