The conflict is between these women and the men who run the Convent.Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus from a hostile world, the patriarchal community of Ruby is built on righteousness, rigidly enforced moral law, and fear.But seventeen miles away, another group of exiles has gathered in a promised land of their own.Her famous first novel is The Bluest Eyes in (1970), then Sula (1974) and Song of Solomon (1977) where she is described in Baltimore Sum as ''at the top of her form, uniting meticulous craftsmanship of early works like The Bluest Eyes and Sula with the magical realism and deep moral insight''.Her works are considered significantly in American modern literature; Brownworth states that Morrison is "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality." (Many Faces of Slavery, 2008).This book demonstrates once again that Morrison is more than the standard bearer of American literature. And this book is perhaps her most important song.”—James Mc Bride, New York Times “The Source of Self-Regard speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines…Morrison tackles headfirst the weighty issues that have long troubled America’s conscience…In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison’s oeuvre.Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to God Help the Child (2015). With the rest they can take their time." So begins this visionary work from a storyteller.Toni Morrison's first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Paradise opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma.