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Toni Morrison
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Toni Morrison is the author of ten novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to Home (2012). She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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The Black Book
35th Anniversary Edition
Edited by Middleton A. Harris, Ernest Smith, Morris Levitt and Roger Furman
Foreword by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 10, 2009
Price: $35.00

Seventeenth-century sketches of Africa as it appeared to marauding European traders. Nineteenth-century slave auction notices. Twentieth-century sheet music for work songs and freedom chants. Photographs of war heroes, regal in uniform. Antebellum reward posters for capturing runaway slaves. An 1856 article titled “A Visit to the Slave Mother Who Killed Her... Read more >

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Beloved

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 360 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 17, 2006
Price: $25.00

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.

Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad, yet she is... Read more >

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Beloved

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.00

Toni Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel—first published in 1987—brought the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of our time and into our comprehension. Set in post-Civil War Ohio, it is the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked her life in order to wrench herself from a living... Read more >

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Beloved

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 12, 1987
Price: $29.95

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Beloved

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Birth of a Nation'hood
Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O. J. Simpson Case
Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $19.00

Co-edited and introduced by Toni Morrison, Birth of a Nation'hood illuminates one of the grimmest--and most revealing--moments of recent American history: the O.J. Simpson case. As they relate to the scandal, the issues of race, sex, violence, money, and the media are refracted through the lens of twelve powerful essays, specially... Read more >
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Birth of a Nation'hood
Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O. J. Simpson Case
Written by Toni Morrison


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: August 25, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Bluest Eye

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 28, 1993
Price: $24.95

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The Bluest Eye

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $14.00

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... Read more >

The Bluest Eye

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $9.99

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The Dancing Mind
Speech upon Acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished C ontribution to American Letters
Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 24 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 24, 1996
Price: $18.95

On the occasion of her acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters on the sixth of November, 1996, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison speaks with brevity and passion to the pleasures, the difficulties, the necessities, of the readingwriting life in our time. Read more >
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The Dancing Mind

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Home

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $14.00

When Frank Money joined the army to escape his too-small world, he left behind his cherished and fragile little sister, Cee. After the war, his shattered life has no purpose until he hears that Cee is in danger.

Frank is a modern Odysseus returning to a 1950s America mined with lethal pitfalls... Read more >

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Home

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $24.00

The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.

An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he... Read more >

Home

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Home

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $24.00

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Jazz

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $15.95

In the afterglow of a clean triumph—her widely celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning best-seller, Beloved—Toni Morrison moves to even higher ground. This, her eagerly awaited new novel, Jazz, is spellbinding for the haunting passion of its profound love story, and for the bittersweet lyricism and refined sensuality of its powerful and elegant style.

It... Read more >
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Jazz

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 7, 1992
Price: $28.95

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Jazz

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Love
A Novel
Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $14.00

From the internationally acclaimed Nobel laureate comes a richly conceived novel that illuminates the full spectrum of desire.

May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida—even L: all women obsessed by Bill Cosey. More than the wealthy owner of the famous Cosey Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, friend... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Love

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $23.95

May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida—even L: all women obsessed with Bill Cosey. The wealthy owner of the famous Cosey’s Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet while he is either the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Love

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $9.99

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A Mercy

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.95

National Bestseller

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year


In the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in “flesh,” he... Read more >

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A Mercy

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $23.95

A powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize–winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier.

In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class divisions, prejudice and oppression were... Read more >

A Mercy

Written by Toni Morrison


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $11.99

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