Toni Morrison


By Toni Morrison

Published October 5, 2000 10:19PM (EDT)

Toni Morrison has written seven novels, among them "Beloved", "The Bluest Eye" and "Jazz." She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, as well as the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

Morrison's latest work, "Paradise," begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, as nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby "Convent" and the women in it. Deftly manipulating past, present, and future, and through dreams, visions, memories, and sermons, this novel of mysterious motives reveals the interior lives of the town's citizens with astonishing clarity.

"[Morrison's writing is] richly revelatory not only of human nature but of the troubled history of black America." --Brooke Allen, N.Y. Times Book Review

Listen to excerpts from "Paradise," read by the author, courtesy of Random House Audio.

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