Beloved

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 24, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. 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. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
 

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User Review  - angiestahl - LibraryThing

I know Toni Morrison is beloved and revered herself, but I've tried several times with this book and others and I just can't quite get there. I respect the writing and her well-deserved, but for some ... Read full review

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Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.

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