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Sula
Sula
Author: Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970), was acclaimed as the work of an important talent, written--as John Leonard said in The New York Times--in a prose "so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry." Her new novel has the same power, the same beauty. At its center--a friendsh...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780452283862
ISBN-10: 0452283868
Publication Date: 4/5/2002
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 221 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 2
Toni Morrison is always a pleasure to read. I read this book for a gender and literature class, so you can be sure that it has a lot to say in that regard. The topics of sexuality, drugs, war, friendship, marriage and motherhood are also examined. This may be a short book, but there is a lot to think about. The characters here are pretty extreme and therefore not really relatable, but they serve their individual purposes well and make you alternately laugh and sigh in disgust. You'll never meet another character quite like Sula, I can promise you that!
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Helpful Score: 2
Enchanting and powerful. Got the book for a class and read it in one weekend. Who can resist Toni Morrison?
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this book for a literature class and enjoyed it, mainly because I had a teacher who really showed me the wonderful layers of this book. But please be aware, this is Toni Morrison so there will be no flowers and sunshine. However that being said, you'll be treated to fantastic writing and really interesting characters. My attention was more on the side characters than the two women throughout much of this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is about two best friends from the same background who make different choices.
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Helpful Score: 1
"This novel traces the lives of 2 black heroines-- from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation."
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I thought this book was awful.
holtzy avatar reviewed Sula on + 48 more book reviews
A beautifully written book that centers around the friendship of two black girls and spans 40 years. It describes their changing relationship and the world they live in. A book that billiantly evokes not only a bond between two lives but the harsh, loveless, ultimately mad world in which that bond is destroyed.

Well worth reading.
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This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines-from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. The one, Nel Wright, chooses to stay in the place of her birth, to marry, to raise a family, to become a pillar of the tightly knit black community. The other, Sula Peace, rejects all that Nel has accepted. She escapes to college, submerges herself in city life, and when she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel, a mocker, a wanton sexual seductress. Both must decide if they can afford to harbor the love they have for each other; and both combine to create an unforgettable rendering of what it means and costs to exist and survive as a black woman in America. From a smoke-free home.
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An important classic by an important author.
Giggy avatar reviewed Sula on + 42 more book reviews
Not as "out there" as Morrison's later books, but with the same twists and surprises.
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Great for African American studies.
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I was actually very disappointed in this highly tauted book. I thought "Beloved" was wonderful, but found this one pretty dry and boring, sorry.
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Overall, Sula was a very dark story. It seemed like the people in the town were so interconnected that they were affected by everyone else's decisions. It also seemed like there were cycles in the generations of townspeople that really couldn't be broken unless townspeople moved away and stayed away.
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This rich and moving novel races the lives of two black heroines from their close-knit childhood in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation.

Ne. Wright has chosen to stay in the place where she was born, to marry, raise a family, and become a pillar of the black community. Sula Peace has rejected the life Nel has embraced, escaping to college, and submerging herself in city life. When she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel and a wanton seductress. Eventually, both women must face the consequences of their choices. Together, they create an unforgettable portrait of what it means and costs to be a black woman in America.


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