I knew nothing about Toni Morrison or her novel, Beloved, except that it won a Nobel Prize.
I began reading, and I was hit over the head with a malicious baby ghost, a strange family, and a lurking history. 126 more words
The cover is fascinating: a yellow number 2 pencil — the kind used for taking standardized tests — knotted into a coil. It replicates the stress everyone has felt when taking a challenging test — probably a test with the power to significantly alter the course of a life. 681 more words
I had heard about this self- publishing phenomenon at the time – but somehow didn’t get around to tracking down a copy of the book. So imagine my surprise when there it was, in my local library. 539 more words