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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
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, but 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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Best book l have every read. I use it as a standard, no other book has been able to surpass. I realized, early on, when I was reading it, that it was my responsibility to pay attention and 'listen' to the story as I read it. I had thought that I understood what slavery was, but, the book 'Beloved' taught me the true horror of slavery. I was even more horrified when I found out that it was based on a true case and not all that uncommon occurrence (I am referring to women killing their children to save them from the horror of slavery). I am no longer so smug about what I 'think' I know. It made me feel very humble.
Should have read it sooner.
An unforgettable story.
I read this book for my English class during the summer for my freshman year and I have to say, it was quite a long read for an average? person, I guess. It took me two months to read this with 30 minutes a day and an extra 15 for note taking. The book was fine but not that great. I didn't understand some parts of the chapters, but fine nonetheless.