Margalit Fox, writing at The New York Times:
Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, whose acclaimed, best-selling work explored black identity in America and in particular the experience of black women, died on Monday in the Bronx. She was 88.
Her death, at Montefiore Medical Center, was announced by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. A spokeswoman said the cause was complications of pneumonia. Ms. Morrison lived in Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y.
I think about this quote from Song of Solomon all the time:
Perhaps that’s what all human relationships boil down to: Would you save my life? or would you take it?