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Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others.

Morrison is a literary and cultural force. When other writers are slowing down, Morrison continues to write. She's publishing a new novel, "God Help the Child," in April.

She was born Chloe Wofford in Lorain, Ohio, in 1931. She sometimes wrestles with Toni, a nickname since high school, and Morrison, her ex-husband's name. Chloe she likes. "That’s a Greek name. People who call me Chloe are the people who know me best," 

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