Today on The Stacks Book Club we speak again with Imani Perry, author of the New York Times bestselling South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon Line to Understand the Soul of a Nation. In our discussion of Toni Morrison’s novel A Mercy, we talk destroying ourselves over heartbreak, treating people tenderly and the book’s central metaphor of the house. We also touch on the seduction of beauty, and breathlessness.
There are spoilers on this episode.
Be sure to listen to the end of today’s episode to find out what our April book club pick will be!
Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes. You can also find everything we talked about on Amazon.
- A Mercy by Toni Morrison
- South to America by Imani Perry
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- “Ep. 34 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison – The Stacks Book Club (Renée Hicks)” (The Stacks)
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- “Ep. 60 Beloved by Toni Morrison – The Stacks Book Club (DaMaris B. Hill)” (The Stacks)
- Sula by Toni Morrison
- “Ep. 126 Sula by Toni Morrison – The Stacks Book Club (Brit Bennett)” (The Stacks)
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- “Ep. 191 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison – The Stacks Book Club (Dawnie Walton)” (The Stacks)
- Passing by Nella Larsen
- Dreaming Emmett by Toni Morrison
- Desdemona by Toni Morrison
- The Century Cycle by August Wilson
- DaMaris B. Hill
- Joe Rogan
- Mama’s Maybe, Papa’s Baby by Hortense Spillers
- The Bible
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (David Mallet & Steven Pimlott, 2000)
- Roots (ABC)
- The Gilded Age (HBO)
- Bridgerton (Netflix)
- Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939)
- Vivien Leigh
- Macbeth by William Shakespeare
- The Lehman Trilogy (Stefano Massini, 2013)
- “Ep. 200 Passing by Nella Larsen – The Stacks Book Club (Cree Myles)” (The Stacks)
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- Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
- The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
- Jesmyn Ward
- James Baldwin
- The Case for Rage by Myisha Cherry
- Belly of the Beast by Da’Shaun L Harrison
- Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)
- “Original Sins” (David Gates, The New York Times)
- Paradise by Toni Morrison
- Doppelgangbanger by Cortney Lamar Charleston
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