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Paradise by Toni Morrison
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Nov 06, 2009

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The part of the book concerning the town of Ruby, Oklahoma, a small black town founded in 1890 was very interesting and made me wonder if there were many towns similar to that. The people inhabiting that town were very dark skinned and very nice looking. On there way there to find a place to start over from another area many miles away they went to other black towns but were turned away because the lighter skinned blacks did not want intergration with the dark familes.

The part of the book concerning the Convent, which was no longer a convent but was still called that, and the run away girls that found their way to the large house 20 miles from Ruby, OK was not something I cared about, although there probably are places like it in a country as large as ours.


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