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The wondrous words of Toni Morrison

September 10th, 2019 3:36 PM

Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate

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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

"124 was spiteful. Full of a baby's venom." 

So begins Beloved, the most famous novel written by the late Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate, who died on Aug. 5. Soon after Morrison's death, tributes from writers and laypeople alike flooded Facebook and Twitter. The news also made international headlines. 

Starting in October, Oak Parkers will get to mull Morrison's legacy and her words (at least those contained in three of her most popular novels) during a three-part book discussion series presented by Live Cafe and the Oak Park Public Library. Each discussion will take place at the Main Library, 834 Lake St. in Oak Park, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Oct. 24 | Bluest Eye | In the book discussion room 

Nov. 13 | Beloved | In the small meeting room 

Jan. 16 | Sula | In the small meeting room

Michael Romain 

Contact:
Email: michael@oakpark.com

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