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11 Authors You MUST Read Before College

By Beth Mishler Feb 5, 2013

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Toni Morrison

Both Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye are beautifully written by Morrison and will force you to think of perspectives beyond your own. Eye centers on Pecola, who, while coming of age, grapples with her perplexing physical appearance in a story that’s both relatable and winsome. The symbol-laden Solomon is about the life of Milkman, a rather privileged black man who goes off in search of gold and gets craziness in return. Both are unpredictable and worthy of your valuable time.

Tags: college, literature, stephen king, reviews, books-and-comics, toni morrison

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About the Author
Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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