Virtual Book Club: The Bluest Eye

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 6:00pm

Join booksellers Anna and Kasey for an insightful discussion  of Toni Morrison's  NYT Bestselling, Nobel Prize winning The Bluest Eye.

First published in 1970 by Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, the novel tells the story of 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove, the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

"You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. BelovedSong of Solomon, The Bluest EyeSula, everything else -- they're transcendent, all of them. You'll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

Our Book Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6pm. All book clubs and events will be held virtually via Zoom for the foreseeable future. We're always happy to see new faces, and there's no month-to-month obligation. Please join us for a fun, casual discussion, and enjoy some refreshments - BYOB!

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The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307278449
Availability: On Our Shelves as of 9am Today
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

Event address: 
Country Bookshelf
28 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715