Living by the Word: Selected Writings, 1973-1987

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989 - Literary Collections - 196 pages
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This latest collection of Walker's essays interspersed with journal entries is the most deeply spiritual of her works thus far. Here are her meditations on matters both planetary and personal--a powerful collection sure to please readers of her previous masterpieces.

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User Review  - Pgyyc - Goodreads

The Color Purple novel and movie remain in my Top 10 - always. I was curious to read more by Alice Walker and found a strong connection to her essays, dreaming, hopes and fears. Beautifully written and generously shared insights. Read full review

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User Review  - Mariana - Goodreads

Great essays and journals entries. Black men criticized The Color Purple without reading it. What arrogance!!! Read full review

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Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. 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 Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

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