Ethical Dilemmas Book Discussion Series Continues

Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'

Beloved by Toni MorrisonWe're continuing our Ethical Dilemmas Book Discussion Series in February with Beloved by Toni Morrison.

he was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but 18 years later the past enslaves her. She relives memories of Sweet Home, the farm where unspeakable things happened. Further, Sethe’s house has been haunted by the angry ghost of her baby, who was never named, and whose tombstone is engraved with the word “Beloved.” Can a mother sacrifice a child to save it from unspeakable suffering?

Phil Burnham, who teaches at George Mason University, will once again be our discussion leader -- on Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 

 We thank the Friends of Cleveland Park for their continuing generous financial support for the series.