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Toni Morrison

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
Edited by Middleton A. Harris, Ernest Smith, Morris Levitt and Roger Furman, Foreword by Toni Morrison
Random House | Hardcover | November 2009
$35.00/43.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-6848-7 (1-4000-6848-7)

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






Beloved
Written by Toni Morrison
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2006
$25.00/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-26488-6 (0-307-26488-2)

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...

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Beloved
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2004
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3341-6 (1-4000-3341-1)

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of... Read more






Beloved
Written by Toni Morrison
Knopf | Hardcover | August 1987
$29.95/42.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-53597-5 (0-394-53597-9)

Toni Morrison--author of Song of Solomon and Tar Baby--is a writer of remarkable powers: her novels, brilliantly acclaimed for their passion, their dazzling language and their lyric and emotional force, combine the unassailable truths of experience and emotion with the vision of legend and imagination.

It is the story--set in post-Civil War... Read more






Birth of a Nation'hood
Written by Toni Morrison
Pantheon | Trade Paperback | February 1997
$19.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75893-8 (0-679-75893-3)

Co-edited and introduced by Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Birth of a Nation'hood elucidates as never before the grim miasma of the O.J. Simpson case, which has elicited gargantuan fascination.

As they pertain to the scandal, the issues of race, sex, violence, money, and the media are refracted... Read more






The Bluest Eye
Written by Toni Morrison
Knopf | Hardcover | December 1993
$24.95/28.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-41155-7 (0-375-41155-0)

The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.

It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- who prays for... Read more






The Bluest Eye
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$14.00/17.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-27844-9 (0-307-27844-1)

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 Dancing Mind
Written by Toni Morrison
Knopf | Hardcover | December 1996
$18.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-40032-2 (0-375-40032-X)

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 reading/writing life in our time. Read more






God Help the Child
Written by Toni Morrison
Knopf | Hardcover | April 21, 2015
$24.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-59417-4 (0-307-59417-3)

The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty... Read more






Home
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2013
$14.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-74091-5 (0-307-74091-9)

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction
A Best Book of the Year: NPR, AV Club, St. Louis Dispatch

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...

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Home
Written by Toni Morrison
Knopf | Hardcover | May 2012
$24.00/(Canada) | 978-0-307-59416-7 (0-307-59416-5)

America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man’s desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.
Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after...

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Home
Written by Toni Morrison
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-99077-8 (0-307-99077-X)

America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man’s desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.
Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after...

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Jazz
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2004
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7621-5 (1-4000-7621-8)

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and... Read more






Jazz
Written by Toni Morrison
Knopf | Hardcover | April 1992
$28.95/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41167-3 (0-679-41167-4)

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






Love
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$14.00/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7847-9 (1-4000-7847-4)

Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison’s spellbinding new novel is a Faulknerian symphony of passion and hatred, power and perversity, color and class that spans three generations of black women in a fading beach town.

In life, Bill Cosey enjoyed the affections of many women, who would do almost anything to gain his... Read more






Love
Written by Toni Morrison
Knopf | Hardcover | October 2003
$23.95/(Canada) | 978-0-375-40944-8 (0-375-40944-0)

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






A Mercy
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-27676-6 (0-307-27676-7)

National BestsellerOne 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






A Mercy
Written by Toni Morrison
Knopf | Hardcover | November 2008
$23.95/(Canada) | 978-0-307-26423-7 (0-307-26423-8)

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
Random House Large Print | Trade Paperback | November 2008
$24.00/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-7393-2630-5 (0-7393-2630-9)

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






Paradise
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2014
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-6988-2 (0-8041-6988-8)

They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma. Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus...

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Playing In The Dark
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1993
$13.95/15.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-74542-6 (0-679-74542-4)

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.

Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence... Read more






Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power
Written by Toni Morrison
Pantheon | Trade Paperback | October 1992
$20.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74145-9 (0-679-74145-3)

It was perhaps the most wretchedly aspersive race and gender scandal of recent times: the dramatic testimony of Anita Hill at the Senate hearings on the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as Supreme Court Justice. Yet even as the televised proceedings shocked and galvanized viewers not only in this country but the... Read more






Song of Solomon
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2004
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3342-3 (1-4000-3342-X)

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel... Read more






Song of Solomon
Written by Toni Morrison
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1995
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-44504-3 (0-679-44504-8)

 

In this celebrated novel, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison created a new way of rendering the contradictory nuances of black life in America. Its earthy poetic language and striking use of folklore and myth established Morrison as a major voice in contemporary fiction.

 

Song of Solomon begins with one of the most...

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Sula
Written by Toni Morrison
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2004
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3343-0 (1-4000-3343-8)

Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies... Read more





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