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Who Was the Author of Toni Morrison?

The writer was a creation of a woman named Chloe Wofford, who knew that Toni wasn’t hers; she was ours.
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Beloved Author Toni Morrison Has Died

She was 88 years old.
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7 New Books You Should Read This August

Jia Tolentino, Téa Obreht, and more.
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