cover image Beloved


Toni Morrison. Signet Book, $5.95 (352pp) ISBN 978-0-451-16139-0

Set in post-Civil War Ohio, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel concerns a runaway slave and her daughter, whose lives are disrupted by a former slave, a spirit and a woman named Beloved. According to PW, this ``brilliantly conceived story . . . should not be missed.'' (Feb.)