The Third Life of Grange Copeland

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Harcourt, 1970 - Fiction - 318 pages
36 Reviews
"In a story of compassion and grace, a black tenant farmer in Georgia follows a harrowing destiny. Despondent over the futility of life in the South, George Copeland leaves his wife and son in Georgia to head North. After meeting an equally humiliating experience there, he returns to Georgia years later, to find his son, Brownfield, imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the guardian of the couple's youngest daughter, George Copeland faces a third--and final--chance to free himself from spiritual and social enslavement."--Publisher description on outside of the back cover.

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User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

One of the most moving novels I have read, this is Alice Walker's first novel. The depth of emotion and the character development of this story is truly amazing. This is a must read! Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I must admit that I did not quite finish this book. It just became so depressing that I could not read anymore. Instead, I skimmed through the end and found Walker's endnote, which indicated that she ... Read full review

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Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple, which was preceded by The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

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