Beloved | 6 | 2020 Countdown

I have previously received PR products (free review copies) from Penguin, who own Vintage.

Welcome to Day 19 of my 2020 Book Spotlight Countdown! For more information about this series, please read my introductory post here. Today, I’m celebrating Beloved by Toni Morrison!

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Beloved – Toni Morrison: Review & Recommend | CLASSICS CATCHUPS

I have previously received PR products from Penguin.

TWs: killing of a child, rape, racism, slavery.

Toni Morrison’s Beloved has been on my radar for a long time, as a lover of literature, but it has taken me a shockingly long time to get to. Going into this book, I knew it was about a dead child, and being Black in America, and I also vaguely knew that it was a ghost story of sorts, but I had half forgotten the ghost element until it was actually introduced in the book. The narrative focuses around Sethe and her two daughters, Denver (alive) and Beloved (dead). As can be guessed from the themes the books discusses — family, womanhood, race, grief and survival — this is a book for mature readers, and not for anyone looking for a lighthearted read.

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