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Author: Toni Morrison Narrator: Toni Morrison Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2003 ISBN: 9780739306994
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From the internationally acclaimed Nobel laureate comes a richly conceived novel that illuminates the full spectrum of desire. May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida -- even L: all women obsessed by Bill Cosey. More than the wealthy owner of the famous Cosey Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet while he is both the void in, and the centre of, their stories, he himself is driven by secret forces -- a troubled past and a spellbinding woman named Celestial. This audacious vision of the nature of love -- its appetite, its sublime possession, its dread -- is rich in characters and striking scenes, and in its profound understanding of how alive the past can be. A major addition to the canon of one of the world’s literary masters. This is coast country, humid and God fearing, where female recklessness runs too deep for short shorts or thongs or cameras. But then or now, decent underwear or none, wild women never could hide their innocence -- a kind of pitty-kitty hopefulness that their prince was on his way. Especially the tough ones with their box cutters and dirty language, or the glossy ones with two-seated cars and a pocketbook full of dope. Even the ones who wear scars like Presidential medals and stockings rolled at their ankles can’t hide the sugar-child, the winsome baby girl curled up somewhere inside, between the ribs, say, or under the heart. -- from Love Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 2/4/2014

    " read for college senior thesis independent study "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Psalm | 2/3/2014

    " Not my fav of her's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiah | 2/3/2014

    " Had to read this nice and slow with total focus. But sometimes the best things in life require a bit of work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andini | 2/1/2014

    " This book is a great introduction to Ms. Morrison's work. I thoroughly enjoyed the way she depicted her characters in this book and how she played with the plot. "Love" is dark and intense, yet poetic and beautiful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 1/17/2014

    " Similar to The Dew Breaker, I read this with great anticipation and thought, eh. But then I kept thinking about it. Morrison never disappoints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 1/2/2014

    " Not one of her best . . . I was kind of disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawna | 1/1/2014

    " i really didn't understand what was going on in this book until the end--in fact, i actually read the last page, and immediately went back to the first, and read the whole thing again. but the second time around gave it an entire new meaning, and the relationships within were beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 12/29/2013

    " it wasn't the easiest read, but I have come to love Toni's writing style. a short book that kept me fully engaged. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 N | 12/16/2013

    " Really really disappointing. I expected a decent read but this was actually pretty crappy and poorly done - don't waste your time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Schwpz | 12/9/2013

    " It's a well-written book, but sadly, while I do admire the craftmanship behind it, I can't say that I enjoyed it. It simply did not appeal to me. I hope it will find more deserving fans elsewhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/28/2013

    " This one is a pretty powerful statement on the things that go wrong when women completely and totally depend on a man. Love is so great when the woman doesn't lean on the man for everything. This is a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 11/25/2013

    " similar to paradise. crazy ladies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 11/17/2013

    " Dense, rich, and fascinating -- Love reminded me of why I love Southern Lit, and why I love Toni Morrison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqulyn | 7/9/2013

    " I found this book hard to follow. I feel like there wasn't enough character development and it was hard to follow who was related and how. It got better towards the end, but it's still my least favorite Toni Morrison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 6/13/2013

    " First book by Toni Morrison, I really wish I could say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will give her another try. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josephine | 6/4/2013

    " Beautifully written, as always with Morrison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 12/25/2012

    " It was good, but it got a little tedious toward the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 8/4/2012

    " Toni is my ultimate---she can paint illustrations of ortinary things, people, and events in a way that is colorful yet insightful. You end each book feeling like you know, or maybe are one of her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 7/10/2012

    " Okay. Not her best work, but definitely good literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Riquita | 3/16/2012

    " bought him a few days ago "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eenglish | 1/13/2012

    " I found this book hard to understand and it didn't hold my interest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hillary | 7/25/2011

    " I love Toni Morrison. The line between fascination and disgust kept me reading this book. This was a good read, but not my favorite of Morrison's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nan | 5/20/2011

    " Toni Morrison's writing is pure art. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fenny | 5/19/2011

    " oww..the Indonesian translation is pretty bad to this marvelous book.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zuzana | 4/19/2011

    " She writes well, and I liked how the story developed so that until the end you didn't quite see all of it, though a lot of it was rather dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 3/11/2011

    " Toni Morrison is probably my favorite writer; everything she writes is just incredible. Like a lot of her other books, you have to be patient to find out the whole story in Love. But once you do, all the anxiety was worth it. It's a beautiful story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melchy | 3/6/2011

    " I feel like getting lost in a beautiful garden.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 2/18/2011

    " Although this novel did have some really poetic moments, the narrative was for me just a little too fragmented to harness all the emotional impact it could have done. Still a fantastic novel from Morrison though, even if it isn't her most powerful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/29/2010

    " I don't remember fully understanding the ending, but it was a brilliant story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 12/28/2010

    " Dense, rich, and fascinating -- Love reminded me of why I love Southern Lit, and why I love Toni Morrison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seb | 12/3/2010

    " Good story, it's Toni Morrison's world, not an easy one... I liked this book but I was a little disappointed I found it too similar in storyline, motive and characterization to Paradise. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Irene | 11/2/2010

    " Sebenernya bukunya bagus sih.. tapi somehow nggak sesuai selera gue. So I never finished reading it.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esmeralda | 10/6/2010

    " I enjoyed reading this book up to a point,but was not as striking like her previous ones, The Song of Solomon, Sula for example. "

About the Author

Toni Morrison (1931–2019) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor. A multiaward–winning author, she wrote twelve novels, including Beloved, which was made into a major motion picture starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 2012, President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She also received the Nobel Prize for Literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Pulitzer Prize for literature, an American Book Award, the Norman Mailer Prize, the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, the Condorcet Medal, the Thomas Jefferson Medal, and the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, among others.