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Sula

The intense friendship shared by two Black women raised in an Ohio town changes when one of them leaves to roam the countryside and returns ten years later.

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  • "The intense friendship shared by two Black women raised in an Ohio town changes when one of them leaves to roam the countryside and returns ten years later."@en
  • "Two African American women, Sula and Nel, were life-long friends who grew up in a small, poor Ohio town until Sula left for the big city and returned years later to find that she and Nel are worlds apart."@en
  • "Two African American women, Sula and Nel, were life-long friends who grew up in a small, poor Ohio town until Sula left for the big city and returned years later to find that she and Nel are worlds apart."
  • "Traces the lives of two African-American heroines from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, to their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation."
  • "A Black woman returns to her Ohio hometown after a long absence and becomes an evil presence, until her death affects the residents."
  • "This novel traces the lives of two black heroines from their close-knit childhood in a small Ohio tow, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood."
  • "Second roman de la lauréate du prix Pulitzer, en 1988. Il s'agit de "l'épopée chaotique d'une petite communauté noire nichée sur les flancs d'une vallée de l'Ohio" racontée à travers l'histoire d'une amitié et d'un grave secret entre deux femmes. L'oeuvre, souvent violente, couvre la période 1920-1960."
  • "This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines from their clode-knit childhood in a small Ohio town, throught their sharply divergent paths of womanhoood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation."@en
  • "Sula and Nel are both black, both smart, and both poor. Through their girlhood years, they share everything. All this changes when Sula gets out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where there hides a fierce resentment at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped. Sula leaps over the line to roam the cities of America. After ten years, she returns to the Bottom. But Nel is a wife now, with her man and her children. She belongs. Not Sula. Nel can no longer understand her, and the others never did. Sula scares them. Toni Morrison brilliantly evokes not only a bond between two lives, but the harsh, loveless, mad world in which that bond is destroyed."@en
  • "'Sula' tells the story of two women - friends since childhood, separated in young adulthood, and reunited as grown women. Nel Wright grows up to become a wife and mother, happy to remain in her hometown of Medallion, Ohio. Sula Peace leaves to experience college, men, and life in the big city, an exceptional choice for a black woman to make in the late 1920s. When Nel and Sula meet again as adults, it's clear that Nel has chosen a life of acceptance and accommodation, while Sula must fight to defend her seemingly unconventional choices and beliefs. But regardless of the physical and emotional distance that threatens this extraordinary friendship, the bond between the women remains unbreakable."@en
  • "A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title, that may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders."@en
  • "Twee meisjes groeien op in een zwarte dorpsgemeenschap maar leiden daarna heel verschillende levens."
  • "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 friendship between two women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injures. Sula and Nel--both black, both smart, both poor, raised in a small Ohio town--meet when they are twelve, wishbone thin and dreaming of princes. Through their girlhood years they share everything--perceptions, judgments, yearnings, secrets, even crime--until Sula gets out, out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where beneath the sporting life of the men hanging around the place in headrags and soft felt hats there hides a fierce resentment at failed crops, lost jobs, thieving insurance men, bug-ridden flour ... at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped. Sula leaps it and roams the cities of America for ten years. Then she returns to the town, to her friend. But Nel is a wife now, settled with her man and her three children. She belongs. She accommodates to the Bottom, where you avoid the hand of God by getting in it, by staying "upright, " helping out at church suppers, asking after folks--where you deal with evil by surviving it. Not Sula. As willing to feel pain as to give pain, she can never accommodate. Nel can't understand her any more, and the others never did. Sula scares them. Mention her now, and they recall that she put her grandma in an old folks' home (the old lady who let a train take her leg for the insurance) ... that a childdrowned in the river years ago ... that there was a plague of robins when she first returned ... In clear, dark, resonant language, Toni Morrison brilliantly evokes not only a bond between two lives, but the harsh, loveless, ultimately mad world in which that bond is destroyed, the world of the Bottom and its people, through forty years, up to the time of their bewildered realization that even more than they feared Sula, their pariah, they needed her."@en
  • "Two black women grow up in a small Ohio town, mature along sharply divergent paths, confront and reconcile with each other."
  • "This rich and moving novel traces 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."
  • ""This novel is 'ostensibly about two black girls, friends who age into a tortured maturity. But one suspects that the author is as concerned with place as with people; the black hill settlement, high above an Ohio river, emerges as a third protagonist. "Maybe it hadn't been a community, but it had been a place." It is a place which Morrison's spare, evocative prose limns with a bleak nostalgia....The sociology of "Sula" is unobtrusive but unrelenting. Morrison is a novelist of impressive control and deceptive simplicity, and "Sula" is a good book.'" Choic."@en
  • "Describes the friendship of two intelligent poor girls growing up in an impoverished black section of a small town in Ohio."@en
  • "Sula Peace and Nel Wright share not only an intimate friendship, but an unspoken secret. Sula leaves Medallion for ten years and when she dies three years after her return, Nel is her only mourner."@en
  • "Sula Peace and Nel Wright share not only an intimate friendship, but an unspoken secret. Sula leaves Medallion for ten years and when she dies three years after her return, Nel is her only mourner."
  • "Childhood friends Sula Peace and Nel Wright part company when Nel chooses to remain in their small Ohio hometown where she marries and raises a family, and Sula leaves for the excitement of college and the big city, but they both must face the consequences of their choices when Sula returns home after an absense of ten years."@en
  • "The 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."@en
  • "At the heart of Sula is a bond between to women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injuries. Sula and Nel are both black, both smart, and both poor. Through their girlhood years, they share everything. All this changes when Sula gets out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where there hides a fierce resentment at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped."
  • "Traces the lives of two black women from their youth in small-town Georgia, through divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation & reconciliation."
  • "The intense friendship shared by two African American women raised in an Ohio town changes when one of them leaves to roam the countryside and returns ten years later."
  • "Sula. - Roman over het leven van enkele zwarte families in een bergdorp in Ohio, Amerika, van 1920 tot 1965, waarin de vriendschap tussen twee meisjes centraal staat."
  • "Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal--or does it end?--From publisher description."
  • "At the heart of Sula is a bond between two women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injures. Sula and Nel--both black, both smart, and both poor. Through their girlhood years, they share everything. All this changes when Sula gets out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where there hides a fierce resentment at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped."@en
  • "In clear, dark, resonant language, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison brilliantly evokes not only a bond between two lives, but the harsh, loveless, ultimately mad world in which that bond is destroyed, the world of the Bottom and its people."
  • ""This novel is 'ostensibly about two black girls, friends who age into a tortured maturity. But one suspects that the author is as concerned with place as with people; the black hill settlement, high above an Ohio river, emerges as a third protagonist. 'Maybe it hadn't been a community, but it had been a place.' It is a place which Morrison's spare, evocative prose limns with a bleak nostalgia....The sociology of "Sula" is unobtrusive but unrelenting. Morrison is a novelist of impressive control and deceptive simplicity, and "Sula" is a good book.'" Choic."@en
  • "Sula and Nel, who are both black, smart, and poor, become best friends. After roaming the cities of America for ten years, Sula returns to the "Bottom" neighborhood and has a difficult time being accepted, especially by her best friend."@en
  • "Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal?or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal'or does it end' Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Traces the lives of two African-American women who grew up together in a small Ohio town and chose different lifestyles as adults."@en
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