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Sula
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Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. “Extravagantly beautiful. . . .  A howl of love and rage, playful and funny as well as hard and bitter.” —The New York TimesNel and Sula's devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
08/14/2007
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781415951651
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.4, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
1050
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Toni Morrison. (2007). Sula. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Toni Morrison. 2007. Sula. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Toni Morrison, Sula. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2007.

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Toni Morrison. Sula. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2007.

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