1st Reads Book Club to Read: “Beloved” by Toni Morrison

"Beloved" by Toni MorrisonIn honor of Banned Book Week (September 18-24), the 1st Reads Book Club at the Macks Creek Library will read Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

Pulitzer Prize Winner

New York Times Bestseller

An unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery from the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner, Toni Morrison. This spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

Sethe, its protagonist, was born into slavery and escaped to Ohio, but she is still not free eighteen years later. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And 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. Beloved is a towering achievement that is filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope.

The 1st Reads book club invites you to join them on Wednesday, October 5, at 2 pm to discuss this book at the Macks Creek Library. The 1st Reads book club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2 pm.

The ebook and audiobook versions of this title can be found on Missouri Libraries 2 Go and their Libby app. Or you can pick up a physical copy at the Macks Creek Library.

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