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The GAB Group (Gathering Around Books)
September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 29, 2023
4th Friday of each month during happy hour 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Toni Morrison’s Beloved is one of the most celebrated books in American literature, having been awarded the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and also one of the most frequently banned. The book’s title is drawn from Romans 9:25, paraphrasing Hosea 2:23, “I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not my beloved.” A recent article by Christian Century editor Amy Frykholm calls it “a book about reckoning” in the unspooling of the haunting story of Sethe, a formerly enslaved woman who killed her own daughter in order to prevent her from experiencing the horrors of slavery, and the other characters. Frykholm writes, “This is the challenge of the novel: to name the unnameable and make an account of the unaccounted for.”
The discussion is open to anyone who loves to read and discuss what one has read with fellow bibliophiles. Register to below to join. You will be sent an automatic Zoom link upon registration.
2022 Book Schedule:
- October 28 Beloved by Toni Morrison
- November 25 Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor
- No meeting in December
- (2023) January 27 The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson