cover image Beloved


Toni Morrison. Plume Books, $8.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-452-26136-5

``Mixed with the lyric beauty of the writing, the fury in Morrison's . . . book is almost palpable,'' asserted PW of this Pulitzer Prize-winning ``haunting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath'' set in rural Ohio in the wake of the Civil War. The ``brilliantly conceived story . . . should not be missed.'' (September)