The Color Purple

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Fiction - 290 pages
Winner of the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, "The Color Purple" established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Her unforgettable portrait of Celie and her friends, family, and lovers is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, "The Color Purple" is a classic of American literature.

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Walker (In Love and Trouble, Meridian) has set herself the task of an epistolary novel—and she scores strongly with it. The time is in the Thirties; a young, black, Southern woman named Celie is the ... Read full review

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I read this book back in the early 90s and have also seen the movie more times than I can count on my hands. Rereading the book reacquainted me with the characters and I found myself really enjoying ... Read full review

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ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children's books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.

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