This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary late storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.
“The Pieces I Am offers… a dividend yielded by her achievements and her years on the earth: the profound pleasure of her company.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“This moving and profound portrait serves as a fitting biographical tribute as well as a piercing, often painful recount of African American history from slavery and the Civil War to the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights movement and beyond.” — Gary Goldstein, LA Times
“It reminds us how long she had to wait for the recognition she so richly deserved, and what a distinctive, generous, funny, astute, self-doubting, unstoppable and formidable figure she was along the way.” — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks