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Paradise by Toni Morrison – Dedication

In Black Authors, Books, Novels on August 2, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Toni Morrison published “Paradise” after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her dedications are simple and sweet ~ she doesn’t write “To” or “For,” but lets the name say it all:

Lois

Toni Morrison’s birth name is Chloe Anthony Wofford. She dedicated Paradise to her older sister Lois Wofford.

Their mother took the name Lois from the Timothy in the Bible: Paul spoke to Timothy about faith, saying: “For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois, and I am sure that it is in you as well.”

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Harry Potter Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 4, 2010 at 6:19 pm

The very first Harry Potter book, published thirteen years ago (30 June 1997), featured this dedication:

For Jessica, who loves stories,  for Anne, who loved them too,  and for Di, who heard this one first.

This is a multi-generational dedication from JK Rowling:

– Jessica, her daughter

– Anne, her mother

– Di, her younger sister

Source: the lovely @JKRFan

Read, more, Harry, Potter

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

The dedication of this book is split seven ways: to Neil, to Jessica, to David, to Kenzie, to Di, to Anne, and to you, if you have stick with Harry until the very end.

Expecto Patronum! JK Rowling dedicated Deathly Hallows, her seventh and final Harry Potter book, to her mum, sister, husband and children. She arranged the words in the shape of Harry’s lightning-shaped scar. Visit the Harry Potter Lexicon to see all the secrets behind this dedication.

The dedication of this book is split seven ways:
to Neil,
to Jessica,
to David,
to Kenzie,
to Di,
to Anne,
and to you, if you have stuck with Harry until the very end.

Good Thief by Hannah Tinti – Dedication

In Books, Mystery on July 1, 2010 at 8:07 am

Do you like your left hand? Ren has spent twelve years wondering what happened to his. Find out what (or who) took it in Hannah Tinti‘s The Good Thief.

Hannah Tinti’s dedication in The Good Thief:

For my sisters, Hester and Honorah

Who are these lucky women?

>> Hester Tinti-Kane discusses The Good Thief.

>> Honorah Tinti is a director.

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko – Dedication

In Books on June 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

Gennifer Choldenko‘s book “Al Capone Does My Shirts” tells the story of a boy named Moose, his adorably bizarre kid sister Natalie, and their neighbors – the rapists, murderers and soggy criminals who live together on Alcatraz Island. We especially liked his teacher, Miss Bimp.

Gennifer Choldenko’s dedication in Al Capone Does My Shirts ~

To my sister

Gina Johnson

and to all of us who loved her –

however imperfectly.

Choldenko’s sister inspired the character Natalie.

Moonlight in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles

In Books, Novels on March 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For my sister, Kathy Skeslien

– Moonlight in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles

Semi-Homemade Cooking 3 by Sandra Lee

In Uncategorized on February 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Dedication in Semi-Homemade Cooking 3 by Sandra Lee To my smart, creative Semi-Homemakers and to my sister Cynthia.

To my smart, creative Semi-Homemaders, for all of the sacrifices you make each day and for taking the time to make every meal memorable and special, Cheers to you!

To my sister Cynthia for baking sweetness into each slice of life’s cake and for icing it with Danielle and Austen! With all my adoration – SL

– Semi-Homemade Cooking 3 by Sandra Lee

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Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

In Uncategorized on February 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer is dedicated to her sister Emily.

For my big sister, Emily, without whose enthusiasm this story might still be unfinished.

– Twilight by Stephanie Meyer