Current UUCG Book Group Selection
The UUCG Book Group will meet next on
Wednesday, January 24th
at 7:00pm ET.
Location: Online via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/144736833
January selection: “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye was published in 1970 by Toni Morrision who was the winner of the 1993 Nobel prize for literature. The book is also on many banned book lists.
For further information see: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/banned-bluest-eye/
From Good Reads : “The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison’s first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author’s girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves’ garden do not bloom. Pecola’s life does change—in painful, devastating ways.
What its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child’s yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons’s most powerful, unforgettable novels- and a significant work of American fiction.”
All who have read the book are welcome to join the discussion!
February: “Trial” by Richard North Patterson
Please check back to see the titles that are selected for the upcoming months