The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom

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The work of Toni Morrison is filled with glorious moments: sentences that can take your breath away and truisms that are so deep and so profound that reading her often feels like an exercise in spirituality. Upon the passing of this monumental writer comes this most exceptional collection of some of those most beautiful moments, The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom.

You need not have read Morrison before to enjoy and relish the advice and observations in this collection. In fact, if you’ve never read her before, this book can point you towards the works you may enjoy thanks to the “Attributions” section that names the text from which each quotation is drawn. If you have read Morrison before, you will certainly be rewarded for your time and effort when you encounter passages you’ve read that still, even upon multiple readings, stick with you far after you’ve put the book down.

Morrison is a touchstone in American letters, a guide to what is possible and what is beautiful in the written word. As she so aptly states, “if writing is thinking and discovery and selection and order and meaning, it is also awe and reverence and mystery and magic.” Prepare to be awed as you experience the magic of Toni Morrison in this brilliant remembrance of her, The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2019-12-03
ISBN 9780525659297 Buy this Book
Issue February 2020
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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