|Award(s):||Nobel Prize in Literature (1993)|
|Pulitzer Prize (1988)|
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad, yet she is still held captive by memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so...
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This book went some way to helping me to understand what it meant to be a slave and the level of physical and psychological degradation involved. That a child could be so beloved that you would prefer to see it dead than have it live the life of slavery which you have led is a truly frightening outcome. And for that child to come back to be reborn to you and to haunt you with that decision is almost unimaginable. One of the most chillingly powerful novels I have read in a long time.
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I really enjoyed this book. I occasionally found the haunting side of the story a bit harder to take in as the rest was so vividly real and plausible. When I did allow myself to be taken in by all aspects of the story I found it hard to put down! I would strongly recommend this book to anyone.
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45th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert
20th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek