January- a book with a color in the title – Michelle chose The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. 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. With its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment, it remains one of Morrison’s most powerful, unforgettable novels- and a significant work of American fiction.
February – a book that is also a movie – Deb chose Little Women a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) which was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the book over several months at the request of her publisher. The story follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—and details their passage from childhood to womanhood. It is loosely based on the lives of the author and her three sisters. Scholars classify it as an autobiographical or semi-autobiographical novel.
The Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. We are currently meeting via Zoom. If you would like to be part of the conversation send your email address to: Ginny Hipple at Blazergin@aol.com or to Michelle Rossman at firstname.lastname@example.org. and we'll be happy to email you the Zoom link to join us that evening.