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Toni Morrison reflects on her life, new book

By theGrio

Toni Morrison reflects on her life, new book

GRAND VIEW-ON-HUDSON, New York (AP) — The Hudson River extends like the sun from the back of Toni Morrison’s house, illuminated and infinite, undimmed by an unseasonably drab afternoon.

“It’s interesting and soothing, and it changes constantly,” Morrison says from the comfort of an armchair. “And at night, with the stars and the moon …”

The Nobel laureate has lived in this converted boathouse since the late 1970s, when she spotted a “For Sale” sign while driving by. Her commitment was tested when the house burned down in 1993, destroying everything. But she had the house rebuilt and upgraded and so enjoys a setting both spacious and personal, with bookcases and paintings, plants and carvings, a patio and private dock.

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The 81-year-old Morrison is in a relaxed, informal mood, her laugh easy…

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