The Inquiring Reader
Reviews, critiques, and thoughts

Toni Morrison

Fantastic profile from The New Yorker on the author.

  • Beloved

    Sethe – a woman who escaped slavery by crossing the Ohio River barefoot with a newborn child in her arms – lives with her daughter in an old house in Cincinnati, years after the Civil War. When another former slave from the same, Kentucky plantation shows up at her door, soon followed by a distraught and lonely girl escaping an unknown danger, Sethe’s story is fully revealed in all of its horror and spleandor.