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Love
Love | Toni Morrison
May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida - Even L - All Are Women Obsessed By Bill Cosey. More Than The Wealthy Owner Of The Famous Cosey Hotel And Resort, He Shapes Their Yearnings For A Father, Husband, Lover, Guardian, And Friend, Yearnings That Dominate The Lives Of These Women Long After His Death. Yet Cosey Himself Is At The Mercy Of A Troubled Past And A Spellbinding Woman, 'A Sporting Woman', Named Celestial. This Audacious Vision From A Master Storyteller Of The Nature Of Love - Its Appetite, Its Sublime Possession, And Its Dread - Is Rich In Characters And Dramatic Events, And In Its Profound Understanding Of How Alive The Past Can Be. Sensual, Elegiac And Unforgettable, Love Reflects The Different Facets Of Love, Shifting From Desire And Lust And Ultimately Comes Full Circle To That Indelible, Overwhelming First Love That Marks Us Forever.
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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To say I enjoyed this would not be accurate, as a main thread of this story is about a pedophile and his child bride, but it is also about female friendship and rivalry, about how a community grows and changes over time and it is all told through the genius of Morrison 's writing

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JenniferP
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Yesterday was a beautiful taste of spring so I sat outside to finish Love. This Morrison novel explores the impact of one deceased man on his child wife, granddaughter, and daughter-in-law. I found it less about love and more about jealousy and miscommunication. Excellent writing as always.

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andioop
Love | Toni Morrison
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It feels criminal to give Morrison a mid-rating, but it‘s a given that it‘s beautiful, heartbreaking, interesting as hell. I guess I found it confusing - and I think that was a choice - in ways that frustrated me. Her characters are always so full, filled to the brim. It was a tough read overall and I don‘t necessarily recommend, but I still acknowledge the power the story has.

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Heideschrampf
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This book was uneasy in every sense of the word: It made me feel extremely uneasy, it was not easy to follow and it certainly didn‘t offer easy solutions! I‘m not sure i actually liked it, but i don‘t think it‘s meant to be liked. it‘s certainly exemplary for how well Morrison can throw a punch. I‘m very much looking forward to discussing it‘s feminist and BIPOC perspectives at my next book club meeting.

PS: take a look at my #spooktober coffee!

MatchlessMarie Love your latte art. I think your ghost does too lol 👻🖤 2y
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Skygoddess1
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I really enjoyed this story about the people in and around Bill Cosey‘s life. The most intriguing part of the book for me, was the relationship between Christine and Heed. Such a complex relationship between once friends. This is definitely a book I‘ll pick up again. #AuthorAMonth #AAMTM

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Eggs
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In life, Bill Cosey enjoyed the affections of many women, who would do almost anything to gain his favor. In death his hold on them may be even stronger. Unique use of a dead character around whom all the women‘s lives revolve! Great setting and historical background.
#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville

readordierachel Beautiful cover too 2y
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Eggs
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“Bunch of kids ran after the wagon, crying.”

magyklyXdelish “Amy dried her hands on her jeans and left the restroom” lol 2y
marleed “It‘s also worth telling you that he was eight years and a lifetime of experience ahead of me.” Haha, my late husband was 10 years older than me. 2y
Eggs @magyklyXdelish @marleed What book? 😊 2y
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marleed I read it a couple years back (from library) but just picked up a mint condition thrifted hardback thinking my daughter or DIL might like to have it. So it was sitting right there on my couch when I read your post! 2y
magyklyXdelish @Eggs Horrorstör ☺️ 2y
Soundarya_Baswaraj Sons of Fortune - Jeffrey Archer 2y
Soundarya_Baswaraj "what is it?" 2y
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Tanisha_A
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"The women's legs are spread wide open, so I hum. Men grow irritable, but they know it's all for them. They relax. Standing by, unable to do anything but watch, is a trial, but I don't say a word."

#currentlyreading

BarbaraBB Gorgeous pic 😍 3y
Cathythoughts Yes ! Gorgeous pic ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Tanisha_A @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts Thank you, ladies! Hope you had a nice weekend! 💚 3y
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amma-keep-reading
Love | Toni Morrison
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Her words, her words, her words. I had to rewind some sections to savor the words.

As with all of her work, there is so much to unpack. I'm looking forward to discussing this book with others.

Professional_Book_Dragon I have not read this one but I do agree with you. I love the way she writes and the discussions I get to have about her books. I was so sad the day she passed! 3y
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Bertha_Mason
Love | Toni Morrison

"I must have been the one who dreamed up this world, she thought. No nice person could have."
Mood.

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BookishMarginalia
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MEGR
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“We could have been living our lives hand in hand instead of looking for Big Daddy everywhere.”

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MEGR
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Up next...

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Carla
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Today is #audibleday and I chose a Toni Morrison novel, narrated by her. I listened to the sample, and her measured, intelligent, wise voice gave me chills in the middle of this busy coffee shop. #tonimorrison #love #newbooks #audiobooks #audible

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carmens.library
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This is my 6 hour check in for #24in48 !!! I had to sleep for awhile so I'm just getting around to posting this. The hour 6 challenge is Opening Line. We've been challenged to find the best opening line in one of the books from our #readathon stack. This is is from Love by Toni Morrison, "The womenstlegs are spread wide, so I hum." Umm, I really don't anything about this book so I have no clue where this going...
@24in48 #openingline

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C.Perone
Love | Toni Morrison

I have to laugh because @Cinfhen I did have a hissy fit about Litsy not working,and then I thought ‘Thank the powers that be that THIS is my biggest problem in life right now‘ But,my hissy fit posts resulted in some damn good Litsy Love and kindness from virtual strangers when you come right down to it. I‘m overwhelmed and awed and warmed by the concern and help of this community, which actually affirms said hissy fit😁 with love I #BlameItOnLitsy

Dianeham 😘 5y
C.Perone Back attcha @Dianeham 😘 5y
tammysue 🤗🤗😘 5y
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C.Perone @whatshesreadingnow ☺️😌😘 5y
monalyisha Did you fix it? Mine still only works if I use my cellphone data so... #myhissyfitisstillinaction 😅 5y
Andrew65 @monalyisha Hopefully as time progresses the issues will be sorted. Couldn‘t live without a Litsy and all of you! @C.Perone 👍😍 5y
JoScho That‘s why we are here 😊 5y
monalyisha Awww, thanks @Andrew65 ! 5y
Cinfhen Sometimes a #hissyfit is needed @monalyisha @C.Perone but I‘m glad the #LitsyLove runneth over...hope the kinks get resolved REAL fast 😘😘 5y
monalyisha @Cinfhen It‘s not a real hissy fit. Just joking. 😉 It‘s more of a quiet anxiety. 😅 5y
Cinfhen Yes!!!! I completely understand @monalyisha 5y
C.Perone @Monalyisha Still cell only 😕 5y
C.Perone @Andrew65 awwww☺️ 5y
C.Perone @Cinfhen Imagine if hissyfits actually fixed things lol hoping today brings a fix🤞 5y
Cinfhen Most three year olds seem to believe in them😉😂😘 @C.Perone yes!!!!! 🤞🏼🤞🏼for all who are experiencing some #LibraryThingFrustration (edited) 5y
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lauralovesbooks1
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Toni Morrison is an expert at her craft. Love looks at the life of Bill Cosey, 20 years after he died through the perspectives of those he loved or who loved him. The definition of love, though, is what is examined here, and as the perspectives are explored, love is not necessarily a good thing, nor does it influence good choices or actions. Everything is complicated in this one.

Joyfulmimi Wow! I love your book choices and reviews! 5y
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lauralovesbooks1
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"Hate does that. Burns off everything but itself, so whatever your grievance is, your face looks just like your enemy's."

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ephemeralwaltz
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I have to admit this book lost me a bit at the beginning.. clippings from the past mixed into the present and characters who I couldn't exactly place on the genealogical tree until halfway into the novel made this a slower read. However, the constant jaw-dropping revelations and the ending make this another of Toni Morrison's incredible stories. The lives of different women revolving around the ghostly presence of Bill Cosey - a mystery to all.

Cathythoughts I recently finished Sula. She is one master story teller ✨✨✨ 5y
ephemeralwaltz @Cathythoughts I loved Sula 🌟 5y
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ephemeralwaltz
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Toni Morrison on night 🌙

Cathythoughts Beautiful beautiful ✨✨✨ 5y
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ephemeralwaltz
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About to jump in.

vamp Jump😄 5y
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CuriousG
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Although not my favourite Morrison, still beautiful and worth every second. Not sure what it says about me though that I am so drawn to dark family sagas. #TBRchallenge

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CuriousG
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Although it is not my fav Morrison novel so far, I am really enjoying it. And it's #ToMo - so ALWAYS worth the read. It is bothering me how little time I have to devote to it though. Feels like it is taking me forever to get through it. #recommendsday #tonimorrison #readthemall!

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CuriousG
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You know your attention span has been zapped by work when you have to keep alternating between Toni Morrison and The Rocky Horror Picture Show to keep yourself occupied. #strangebedfellows

As a side note, can't wait until the 2018 #StratfordFestivalCanada stage version of Rocky Horror. Love love LOVE that they are doing such a range of classic to cult classic now ❤

Tanzy13 🐶 5y
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TheBookbabeblog84
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My fellow book lover Book Fence (on Facebook) was lucky enough to get Halle Berry to do a few photos for her blog! Don't you just love it? #blackgirlmagic #booklover

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's gorgeous! 6y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 6y
BookishFeminist Beautiful!! 💞💞 6y
TheBookbabeblog84 I know I am so excited that they were able to get her to do this! 6y
Yamich49 ❤❤ 6y
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amvs1111
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There is, apparently, a part of me that really wants me to read this book. I just discovered three copies on my shelves.

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SophiaJai
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Views from the reading 6ix.

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BooksForYears
Love | Toni Morrison
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#PhotoADayNov16 Day 9 - Book & Brew

Because, even in the face of great adversity, love will always trump hate!

britt_brooke I see what you did there. 👏🏻 6y
CocoReads Good one! 6y
CoffeeAndABook Yes!!!! 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻 6y
Beachesnbooks That's a wonderful message for today 💙 6y
Faibka Love it! 😊 6y
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Kezylou
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Mooncatcher
Love | Toni Morrison
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A must read. A story about two women... Carrying different scars, issues... Beautifully written, as usual with Toni Morrison.