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Next Book Club Selection

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Sun, October 18, 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
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The next selection for our virtual book club is Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, originally published in 1970.  The novel takes place in Lorain, Ohio (Morrison's hometown), and tells the story of a young African-American girl named Pecola who grows up during the years following the Great Depression. Set in 1941, the story tells that due to her mannerisms and dark skin, she is consistently regarded as "ugly". As a result, she develops an inferiority complex, which fuels her desire for the blue eyes she equates with "whiteness".  

Morrison was an African-American novelist, a Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner whose works are praised for addressing the harsh consequences of racism in the United States.

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Next Book Club Selection
Sunday, October 18, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

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