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Sunday, November 9, 2008

BOOK

A Mercy

By Toni Morrison

Knopf

$23.95

BASIC STORY:

In her latest novel, the Pulitzer Prize winner delivers a characteristically grave look at the tragic implications of early slavery through the intertwining stories of a group of adrift souls in the American colonies.

SAMPLE GRAB:

"Her voice was barely above a whisper, but there was no mistaking its urgency. 'Please, Senhor. Not me. Take her. Take my daughter.' "

-- A desperate

slave mother trades

away her child


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