Hugs and condolences on the 8.5 passing of novelist Toni Morrison (Tarbaby, Beloved trilogy) at age 88. I feel especially sorry for having failed to catch Timothy Greenfield-SandersToni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, which premiered at last January’s Sundance Film Festival, and opened commercially on 6.21. Boosted by a 97% Rotten Tomatoes rating, streaming will begin on 9.17.

“This is a brilliant woman who understands both the incredible power of words and how to use them, no matter the media. Just to hear her talk about writing, about how she got in the habit of writing early because she had to — she raised her two sons alone and worked before they got up — is not just interesting. It’s inspiring.” — from 7.9.19 review by Arizona Republic‘s Bill Goodykoontz.