Heir to William Faulkner, kin to Ralph Ellison, fulfillment of Zora Neal Hurston’s hopes, Toni Morrison strides across late twentieth-century American literature as few others can. Her novels are nothing short of electrical: shocking, illuminating, deceptively tame, lethal. Over seven weeks, we’ll read four of her best works, plus one short book of essays about American literary history. Join us for an incredible journey far out of your comfort zone and into the wilds of American culture where we can “listen to the spaces that the long-ago singing (has) left behind.”
A continuation of the live series from Spring 2020, interrupted by Covid
NOTE: Please request books by placing holds with your library staff or remotely for the titles you wish to read. Or purchase your own copy from your local bookseller.
The Scoville Library will not be selling books or stocking copies for borrowing from the library.
3/3 Bluest Eye
3/10 Beloved 1
3/17 Beloved 2