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The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood--and his home.This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
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Jas16
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Frank is a vet who is struggling after the Korean War. That won‘t stop him from heading back to the hometown he despises to help the sister he loves. Not my favorite book by Morrison but everything she wrote was well worth reading.

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This book was a short but very deep read. It was many stories within one l. I read it as part of a 2021 book challenge where I had to read a book written by an author who was deceased. I wasn‘t sure what I thought about it until the very end. This was quite a story. It dealt with the injustices that the Korean War vets faced when they returned home. It also dealt with racism. I am glad that I stumbled upon this book.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🏡❤️📚 8mo
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I couldn‘t help myself.

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kgriffith
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“They knew that the woman they were helping despised them all, so they didn‘t even have to say out loud what they understood to be true: that the Lord Works in Mysterious Ways His Wonders to Perform.”
Indeed...

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kgriffith
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“Say, tell me, why does its lock fit my key?”
Before I even opened the cover tonight I thought, welp, time to hand my heart to Toni Morrison so she can merrily kick it all over the place for a few hours. She wastes no time, nor any words.

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#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville

My August Toni M. total is 10. I‘ll be away from internet service for the week so I‘m sending this today 🤗📚🥳 Thanks 🙏🏻

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#authoramonth

It seems most of us are really enjoying Toni Morrison this month. I have to admit I didn‘t realize just how many books she had written! And based on all of your reviews, I‘ve added many more titles to my TBR 😁. I‘m really interested in checking out some of her kids titles, I need to see if my library has them.

If you want to plan ahead, September‘s author is Ray Bradbury.

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Andrew65 Looking forward to Ray Bradbury. 1y
TheBookHippie I‘ve read every one pictured there 👏🏼👏🏼I‘ve been reading her for 30 plus years though. 💜 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for the heads up!! 1y
Soubhiville @TheBookHippie which is your favorite? 1y
Prairiegirl_reading I didn‘t know Toni Morrison wrote kids books! 1y
TheBookHippie @Soubhiville The Bluest Eye I‘ve read it over 10 times. Then Jazz. 1y
ValerieAndBooks Just started Song of Solomon today! 1y
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I think I loved listening to Toni Morrison reading this story more than the story itself. The story is ok, just didn‘t move me like some of her others. In this redemption story, Frank is a Vet dealing with undiagnosed PTSD and being back in racist America and all that entails. He heads back to GA to help his sister, and comes to terms with his childhood memories and his war nightmares. #authoramonth2020 #bookspinbingo #readmyowndamnbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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BeaG
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Heavy, but a great story. I liked that it switched between 1st person and 3rd person. Characters were well developed. I loved the story, it was just something about how the brother hot his self together so that he could go and help his sister.

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Frank Money is an angry and emotionally scarred Korean War veteran, adrift in his post war pain. But he‘s on a journey to find and help his troubled sister...can he save himself as well?
#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Mitch
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Hoping to try to catch this movie somewhere this week. Sadly very limited distribution. Best try to see it quick!

Leftcoastzen It‘s wonderful! I missed it in theaters but saw it on a streaming service here in the states . 2y
Mitch @Leftcoastzen 👍🏼 2y
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Feels less radical, less raw, but still Toni. Frank Money returns from Korean War grieving, heaving, raging. Sister Cee never found self-worth, taken in too many times, broken. They finally find sibling strength again. Sometimes reads like a list of injustices, but that‘s a path. Frank breaks in between chapters to show up the narrator, tell what‘s what. Short, novellaish. Still Morrison magic. 2012

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First book finished in my new flat!

This was so touching. It felt slightly smaller scale than Morrison‘s other novels I‘ve read but that might have been my mindset as I read it. The sibling relationship at the centre was so incredible, so warm at the same time as so many other things were so harrowing. No one writes like Toni Morrison just no one - heartbreaking but never saccharine, and hopeful through all that pain.

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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Tagged book and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

2. Bunny by Mona Awad somehow beat The Testaments my other fave. Bunny will be one of my top novels of all time I think!

3. East of Eden. Some backstory - it was the first book my bf got me as a gift 5 years ago, then I lost it for years and didn‘t read it, finally found it while sorting through books to take when I move in with him this week. Felt like time 💖

Libby1 Home is excellent. 2y
BarbaraBB Great story about East of Eden. And it is sooooo good! The perfect gift I think, by your bf. ❤️ 2y
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Beautiful story. Another one in a theme I‘ve been unknowingly finding of siblings‘ love, and of lost and found.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2y
kspenmoll Thank you for sharing! 2y
Emilymdxn There have been such lovely articles about her published, it really shows how loved she was and what a huge impact she had on so many writers all over the world. Heartening to see 💖 2y
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#QuotsyJune19 Day 24: #North and South. Same same sez Toni Morrison.

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⭐️5/5 Really enjoyed this pick for Women‘s History Month. This is the second book of Morrison‘s I read (the first being The Bluest Eye) and she doesn‘t disappoint. With a strange style that always takes a couple chapters to get used to, characters that aren‘t always easy to like, and twisted elements that are horrifying and interest grabbing, I devoured the whole thing in one day.

KathyWheeler My sister sent this to me, so I read it and really liked it. 3y
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Starting Home today. This is the fourth book of Morrison's I've read and they always leave me in a book hangover.

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I've read a few of Toni Morrison's books and liked each one. I came across this and bought it a while ago. I'm finally diving in and shaking things up with a shorter book than I'm used to reading. 🐱💙

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Toni Morrison's voice is soothing in the morning, regardless of subject. #Overdrive

Joy0201 She‘s got the best voice. 3y
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You couldn't learn age, but adulthood was there for all.

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#ReadingWomenMonth
#HistoricalFiction

I haven't read Toni Morrison yet, but l have a couple of her books. I really need to find time for her.
I'm particularly intrigued by this one and l'm not even sure why.

Tamra It does sound good! 3y
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I liked this but wouldn‘t recommend it to first time Morrison readers. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Onceuponatime What would you recommend for first time Morrison readers? 4y
collegecatlady @Onceuponatime I would definitely go with Beloved! It‘s an amazing tale complete with supernatural elements 4y
bookandcat @Onceuponatime my vote is for The Bluest Eye! It's more straightforward than Beloved, imo. 4y
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collegecatlady @Onceuponatime @bookandcat The Bluest Eye is a good choice too. It is more straightforward and I kinda attribute that to it being her first novel 4y
KathyWheeler I absolutely agree with your review. My sister gave me this book and I loved it but I was also really familiar with Morrison‘s work. I‘d give The Bluest Eye to anyone needing an introduction to her writing. 4y
Cathythoughts I havnt read this one. But Beloved is my favorite so far ❤️ 4y
Onceuponatime @collegecatlady @bookandcat Thank you! I have both of those on my shelf already and have never read them. Good to know I could start with either 👍🏼 4y
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A nice quick read, over the Easter long weekend
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I need to read more books by Toni Morrison.

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Libby1 @Lacythebookworm - which Morrison books have you read so far? I‘ve only read this one and The Bluest Eye. I started to read Beloved once but found it too triggering. 4y
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#ReindeerReads

#HistoricalFiction is one of my favourite genres to read (my other favourites are fantasy and mystery... and if a can have a mix of them... Heaven!). I have a particularly soft spot for stories set in the 1920s. I've already read so many, and l want to read more!

I've read the top three. The lower three are still on my #TBR

Cats-and-Tea I‘m so glad to see this! I love historical fiction set in the early 1900‘s but have such a hard time finding good recommendations! I‘ll have to add these to the TBR 4y
JazzFeathers @Cats-and-Tea You're very welcome 😊 Always nice to meet a fellow historical reader of the early XX century 😆 4y
TK421 I've been wanting to read The Wolf in the Attic for a while now. 4y
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JazzFeathers I loved it. One of my favourite novels of the last couple of years. Beautiful historical setting, great characters, fantastic speculative atmosphere... and a great reception of a lot of ideas and recognisible episodes from Tolkien's stories. Read it! 4y
RaimeyGallant Speaking of 1920s, I just started Radium Girls. Not fiction, but really good so far. 4y
JazzFeathers @RaimeyGallant l've heard lots of good things about it here on Litsy 4y
Loric ❤️ the snow child! 4y
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The We Are Booked Photo Challenge made me think of this book since the theme was Home. Excellent and poignant! It also has a gorgeous cover. Must read! #readsoullit

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Not quite as compelling as some of Morrisons's work, but it still showcases her ability to paint a picture with words that is so evocative and so precise. She moves back and forth through time in Home, mostly following Frank who has returned home suffering from his time in the army in Korea.

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These are the amazing books that @CandycaneBelle bought me for the #summersolsticebookexchange! These have been on my TBR forever I am so pumped!! There are even more goodies than I posted but there are so many I couldn't post them all!! Thank you so much Alicia, you are an amazing Secret Santa!!! All the love!! ❤️❤️❤️😁😁 and big thanks to @BookishMarginalia for organizing!

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
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This succinct novella packs a lot of punch in 145 pages. The story of a Korean war veteran who returns to the home he despised all his life, Home portrays the idea of "home" as more than a physical place, but a sense of belonging. Of being wanted, of being able to fulfill a purpose. Definitely want to read more of Toni Morrison's meatier works after this #toughguybookclub #tonimorrison #koreanwar #blackamerica

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#LongLongWayFromHome #RockInMay

A man comes home after a long time and many things have changed. From my #TBR

A few years ago l went to a book fair where Toni Morrison took part. Absolutely outstanding woman. I'd have listened to her stories and insights into writing all day long. I was particularly impressed by her ability to turn everything into stories, be it memories, musings, ideas.

Simply fantastic

Cinfhen Sounds compelling- hope you get to it soon, curious to hear your thoughts 💕 5y
JazzFeathers @Cinfhen l have a feeling that l'll love it 😀 5y
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My Friday night book and a drink for #readsoullit - I finished up Home with my water bottle and some chocolates while having a long, relaxing bath 🛀 📚❤️ my kind of Friday night party! Really, really enjoyed this story. I've read an embarrassingly small amount by Morrison and I am working to fix that this year.

JazzFeathers Looking forward to reading this book. Will be my first by Morrison :) 5y
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First finish for #diversathon2.0 it wasn't my favorite Toni Morrison but it was still good enough to say it's worth reading. It took place during the Korean "war" and tells the story of a fractured soldier and his homecoming to the south.

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The first of my planned books for #diversathon2.0

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Happy Monday!! For me, Monday means cleaning and organizing. So far, I wish Toni Morrison could read me everything. I should be able to take in the whole book today while I work. Hope everyone has a great day!

Joybishoptx She's so amazing. 5y
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Maybe it's just me, but I like Morrison's older novels better. This one was just okay.

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Some minimalist covers for the #augustphotochallenge

TheSpinecrackersBookClub The one at the bottom right is so pretty! 5y
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"Hold on there, Mr. Police Guy. Don't hurt the least of mine. He who harms the least of mine disturbs the tranquillity of my mind." #24in48 #8thhour

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"Look to yourself. You free. Nothing and nobody is obliged to save you but you...You young and a woman and there's serious limitation in both, but you a person too." ❤️❤️❤️??

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