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Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch FIC MORRISO BEL (Text) 36880000041403 Adult Fiction Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron FIC MOR (Text) 75253000010053 Adult Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F MOR (Text) 37521529623250 AMPL Adult Fiction Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland F MOR (Text) 76277000004928 Fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC MOR (Text) 36803000116397 FICTION Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown FIC MORRISO (Text) 79361000057998 Adult Fiction Checked out 01/02/2020
Camden-Jackson Twp PL - Camden FIC MOR (Text) 74082000001396 Adult Fiction Available -
Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library - Main FIC MOR (Text) 38324000040006 Adult Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville F MORRISON (Text) 78321000003933 Adult Fiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville F MOR (Text) 32604000004022 DCTPLD AD Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0394535979
  • ISBN: 9780394535975
  • Physical Description: 275 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf : 1987.

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Sethe, an escaped slave who now lives in post-Civil War Ohio, has borne the unthinkable and works hard at "beating back the past." She struggles to keep Beloved, an intruder, from gaining possession of her present while throwing off the legacy of her past.
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story ... read it and tremble. At the center of Toni Morrison's fifth novel, which earned her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is an almost unspeakable act of horror and heroism: a woman brutally kills her infant daughter rather than allow her to be enslaved. The woman is Sethe, and the novel traces her journey from slavery to freedom during and immediately following the Civil War. Woven into this circular, mesmerizing narrative are the horrible truths of Sethe's past: the incredible cruelties she endured as a slave, and the hardships she suffered in her journey north to freedom. Just as Sethe finds the past too painful to remember, and the future just "a matter of keeping the past at bay," her story is almost too painful to read. Yet Morrison manages to imbue the wreckage of her characters' lives with compassion, humanity, and humor. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale, Beloved finds beauty in the unbearable, and lets us all see the enduring promise of hope that lies in anyones future.
Target Audience Note:
870 Lexile.
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Women slaves > Fiction.
Infanticide > Fiction.
Ohio > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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