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MISS CHLOE A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Bahni Turpin

Biography & Memoir • 12.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

AudioFile Golden Voice Bahni Turpin turns A.J. Verdelle's reflections on her relationship with Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison into a song of praise and wonder. Morrison, born Chloe Wofford, first entered the author's life after the publication of Verdelle's novel, THE GOOD NEGRESS. They built a friendship based on their shared love of language and literature and their common experiences as Black women. Turpin's perfect diction and melodic intonation take listeners through Verdelle's worshipful delight at Miss Chloe's attentions and even their sometimes prickly moments. With controlled understatement, Turpin shares Verdelle's intense loss upon Morrison's death in 2019. Turpin's narration is intimate, insightful, and suffused with admiration for both these talented women. Her performance makes their unique story a journey worth taking. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2022]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9780063031692 $26.99

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