the 1st edition cover of Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon

  • Author:  Toni Morrison  (b. 1931)
  • Rank:  #58
  • Published:  1977
  • Publisher:  Alfred Knopf
  • Pages:  337
  • First Line:  “The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance agent promised to fly from Mercy to the other side of Lake Superior at three o’clock.”
  • Last Line:  “For now he knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.”
  • ML Edition:  none
  • Acclaim:  National Book Critics Circle Award
  • Film:  none
  • First Read:  Spring, 2001 (more…)