Sula

Sula

This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines from their close-knit childhood in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation.

Nel Wright has chosen to stay in the place where she was born, to marry, raise a family, and become a pillar of the black community. Sula Peace has rejected the life Nel has embraced, escaping to college, and submerging herself in city life. When she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel and a wanton seductress. Eventually, both women must face the consequences of their choices. Together, they create an unforgettable portrait of what it means and costs to be a black woman in America.

Title:Sula
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780452283862
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    Sula Reviews

  • Emily May

    Because each had discovered years before that they were neither white nor male, and that all freedom and triumph was forbidden to them, they had set about creating something else to be. 4 1/2 stars...

  • karen

    looking for great books to read during black history month...and the other eleven months? i'm going to float some of my favorites throughout the month, and i hope they will find new readers!thanks for...

  • Rowena

    "Then summer came. A summer limp with the weight of blossoming things. Heavy sunflowers weeping over fences; iris curling and browning at the edges far away from their purple hearts; ears of corn lett...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.In the hills above the valley town of Medallion, Ohio is a small neighborhood known as the Bottom where black r...

  • Fabian

    This unerring writer has been the only one to get all 5 star reviews from me so far (for "Beloved," "The Bluest Eye," & this); all of her books have that same wondrous quality. What can be said about ...

  • brian

    all these new editions of morrison’s books have the same author photo on the back. and it’s been causing problems. check it out:despite that weird author hand placement thing, i've been kinda seri...

  • Michael

    Short and tinged with sadness, Sula charts the rise and fall of a friendship between two Black women living in a conservative Midwestern town. The story follows extroverted Sula and quiet Nel as the p...

  • Violet wells

    This is the first time I’ve ever struggled to review a book I’ve read. Perhaps this relentless English rain is getting to me and addling my brain? Not that Sula was in any way bad. Just that I fin...

  • Jibran

    Hell ain't things lasting forever. Hell is change.It is time for change; slowly, painfully, but inexorably the spirit of the age sheds old rags and dons a new garb. The mutes are beginning to discover...

  • Cheryl

    She had no center, no speck around which to grow. I can't start to explain this book or the feeling I get each time a new chapter (numbered according to years) gives me the anxious expectation simi...