By Toni Morrison

One of the crowns of American literature that shocks us into remembering what we want to forget: the haunting faces and ghosts of slavery. Yet told in a gripping story of love and survival.
~ Delia Owens

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Publish Date: 1987 Awards: 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; 1988 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; 1988 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award; 1988 Melcher Book Award; 1988 Lyndhurst Foundation Award; 1988 Elmer Holmes Bobst Award

Inspired by the story of Margaret Garner, the novel is set in the aftermath of the American Civil War and follows Sethe, a formerly enslaved woman, and her family as they live in a house haunted by what they believe is the ghost of Sethe’s daughter. When a mysterious young woman appears in the house, the family is forced to confront Sethe’s unthinkable acts and Sethe herself will do anything to atone for her actions.