Remembering Toni Morrison

In the New York Times obituary for celebrated American novelist Toni Morrison, who passed away on Monday, Morrison is remembered as a writer of “luminous, incantatory prose” with a style “resembling no other writer in English.”  President Obama remembered her writing as a “beautiful, meaningful challenge to our conscience and our moral imagination.”

Morrison was successful critically and commercially throughout her career. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and the Nobel Prize in Literature–and her four of her novels were selected for Oprah’s Book Club. 

Whether you are a long-time fan or are new to Morrison’s work, there are a range of titles available at the library, from her novels and essays to her Grammy Award winning spoken word album.

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