We hope you’ll join us Monday, January 30, to learn from Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved*.

It’s not an obese or difficult book with too many characters and subplots, but as with most contemporary novels, the chronology is disjointed and the plot cuts back and forth in time.  It’s sometimes tough to tell what decade the author is currently writing about.

The 1998 film helps a lot.  If you’re having trouble following the book’s plot, the film will straighten out the sequence for you and help you keep the characters straight.

Bill Evertsberg
*Warning: Rated R

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