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Love by Toni Morrison
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Dec 02, 2008

Recommended for: people who want to hear a love story
Read in November, 2008

This book has a very interesting start. It starts off talking or a tale of the Oceanside community of up beach, a resort that was popular before. She talks about a family and a girl who asks the husband of a jealous wife where a house was. The wife was not very pleased about knowing that her husband was talking to this lady because she did not look or seem to be a very nice or good girl if she was looking for a job at Cosey's Place. Where every woman competed for the attention of a man and they would kill each other on the kitchen stove if they had to. The young lady's name was Junior, also known as June. June Vivianne to be exact. She claimed to have lived in the neighborhood that she was applying to work in, but Mrs.Cosey was not at all convinced. This book is very interesting but the author used a lot of illustrated words and it is a bit challenging to picture it all in your head and make a movie of it, but it is still an outstanding book I would recommend it to anyone looking to seek a meaning or a version of what this wonderful author Toni Morrison thinks of as 'Love'. This book makes you realize that sometimes we learn about love through its exact opposite; Hate. As you read on more in the book you find out that Mr.Cosey is really a phantom and everything seems to unwind. This book describes a dysfunctional family which some people may be able to relate to. So after we are introduced to Mrs.Cosey, or Vida, we find out that she still worships her dead husband for all that he has done for the community. Now junior falls in love with the jealous woman's son, or Roman. This is a forbidden love and can be very violent at times. Romans mother does not like junior or any lady who works in the Cosey resort. The real reason all the ladies want one another to die is because they all want what is left of Cosey's legacy but little do they know, Christine pretends to be the cook or servant but is really is Cosey's granddaughter so if anyone was going to get it, it would be her. The final claim of 'Love' is a story of claiming the right of friendship and moving on into the future.

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message 1: by Lori (new)

Lori you have summarized the book - but the assignment was to answer the ten questions about the book.
Grade: 70

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