Synopsis from Goodreads:
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, bur eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison.
This book makes so much sense when read. Her writing style in this book is simply confusing in audiobook form. All the time changes and the perspective changes just get confusing.
This is an interesting book. It is a book about… a lot of things. It is a book about slavery. About life after slavery. About escaping from slavery. About family. About motherhood. About being a protective parent. About children. About siblings. About love. About Life. It is a fiction book set around the civil war with a mysterious young woman.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
SBC: Read a book set in a place you’ve been.