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  • Sula

  • By: Toni Morrison
  • Narrated by: Toni Morrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 539
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 439

Two girls who grow up to become women...two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good against evil and a riotous story to boot

  • By Karen on 04-11-11

Beautiful, yet incommensurate

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-16

Beautifully written and read as you'd expect of Ms. Morrison, but does not develop into a satisfying narrative. Just beautiful portraits of people and moments strung together by a common lineage and community.

  • White Girls

  • By: Hilton Als
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

White Girls, Hilton Als' first book since The Women 14 years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of "white girls", as Als dubs the main expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gorgeously empathetic and vulnerable writing

  • By anicka on 11-28-18

Sometimes a bit of a mess, but always entertaining

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-16

And glittered with fabulous wit and insight throughout. A queer counterpoint to the greatest literature on race that gets to the heart of it all in a fashion more sublime, far more tangential, and perhaps more terrifyingly adroit than I've ever encountered before.