by A.J. Verdelle
A.J. Verdelle writes movingly about her more than two decades-long friendship with Chloe Ardelia Wofford, aka Toni Morrison. Thanks to Morrison’s efforts, Verdelle, then a young professor and novelist, was invited to teach at Princeton University alongside her idol. Verdelle's multifaceted friendship with Morrison was deeply influential on her life. Morrison became a source of wisdom, guidance, and sometimes frustration, with their friendship ebbing and flowing for decades until Morrison's passing in 2019. A fascinating look at a much-loved and enigmatic writer.
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