Miss Chloe by A.J. Verdelle, Read by Bahni Turpin
Honoring a Literary Friendship
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AudioFile Golden Voice Bahni Turpin turns A.J. Verdelle’s reflections on her literary relationship with Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison (born Chloe Wofford) into a song of praise and wonder. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Sandi Henschel discuss this memoir from the author of The Good Negress. Turpin’s perfect diction and melodic intonation take listeners through Verdelle’s worshipful delight at Miss Chloe’s attentions and even their sometimes prickly moments. Turpin’s narration is intimate, insightful, and suffused with admiration for both of these talented women. Her performance makes their unique story a journey worth taking.
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