Author of the Month: Toni Morrison

Our Author of the Month for May is the American novelist, essayist and critic Toni Morrison. Best known for her epic novels exploring the African-American experience, she has been awarded numerous literary awards, including the Nobel Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award for Song of Solomon in 1977, the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved in 1988, the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 and in 2009 The Norman Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement. Come and explore her work at the shop throughout May.

God Help the Child

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

The past has a hold like no other...Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black ...

Beloved: A Novel

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

THE CLASSIC NOVEL FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING TONI MORRISON’A triumph’ Margaret Atwood, New York Review of BooksIt is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to ...

Race: Vintage Minis

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

Is who we are really only skin deep? In this book, the author unravels race through the stories of those debased and dehumanised because of it. It also includes the story of ...

Jazz

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

Morrison’s voice transcends colour and creed and she has become one of America’s outstanding post-war writers’ GuardianJoe Trace – in his fifties, door-to-door ...

The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

Nobel prize-winning author of Beloved, Toni Morrison’s debut novel immerses us in the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family – Pauline, Cholly, Sam and Pecola – in ...

Home

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVEDAn angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on ...

Desdemona

Toni Morrison, foreword by Peter Sellars, lyrics by Rokia Traore

From the publisher:

Toni Morrison’s retelling of the story of Desdemona from Shakespeare’s Othello: a safe space in which the dead can finally speak those things that could not be spoken ...

Song of Solomon: A Novel

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

‘Song of Solomon...profoundly changed my life’ Marlon JamesMacon ‘Milkman’ Dead was born shortly after a neighbourhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a ...

Sula

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

A howl of love and rage, playful and funny as well as hard and bitter’ New York TimesAs young girls, Nel and Sula shared each other’s secrets and dreams in the poor black ...

Love

Toni Morrison

Eleanor Birne writes:

Last year I went to the South Bank to hear Toni Morrison read from this novel. The event was sold out many weeks in advance. I got there early and watched the place fill up ...

A Mercy

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

‘A beautiful and important book’ The TimesOn the day that Jacob, an Anglo-Dutch trader, agrees to accept a slave in lieu of payment for a debt from a plantation owner, ...

Tar Baby

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVEDInto a white millionaire’s Caribbean mansion comes Jadine, a sophisticated graduate of the Sorbonne, art historian – a black ...

Paradise

Toni Morrison

From the publisher:

Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s.’When Morrison writes at her best, you can feel the workings of ...