Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Toni Morrison Alert

book coverToni Morrison's new novel, A Mercy, is set to be released on November 11. A Mercy is Toni Morrison's first novel since 2003's Love. It is already being heaped with praise from reviewers, who are calling it "brilliant," "riveting," and "poetic." Publisher's Weekly writes that "it takes hold of the reader and doesn’t let go until the wrenching final-page crescendo.”

A Mercy is set in the 1680s when the slave trade in America was in its infancy. A mother makes a decision to give up her daughter, Florens, to a kinder slave owner in what she believes to be an act of mercy.

Florens grows up believing that she was abandoned by her mother in favor of her baby brother, but the truth lies much deeper.

Check Toni Morrison's official Web site for more information on her new book.

Reserve your copy in advance.

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