You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories

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Open Road Media, Nov 22, 2011 - Fiction - 167 pages
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In Alice Walker’s second story collection, women stand their ground in the midst of crisis  

This collection builds on Alice Walker’s earlier work, the much-praised In Love & Trouble. But unlike her first collection of stories, the women in these tenderly wrought tales face their problems head on, proving powerful and self-possessed even when degraded by others—sometimes by those closest to them. But even as the female protagonists face exploitation, social asymmetries, and casual cruelties, Walker leavens her stories with ample wit and, as always, an eye for the redemptive power of love.  

A collection that reveals a master of fiction approaching the fullness of her talent, these are the stories Walker produced while penning The Color Purple.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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User Review  - Mel Bossa - Goodreads

A very good collection of short stories. 1955, Advancing Luna, and Porn, were my favorite. Read full review


Nineteen FiftyFive
How Did I Get Away with Killing One of the Biggest Lawyers in the State? It Was Easy
The Lover
Coming ApartBy Way of Introduction to Lorde Teish and Gardner
The Abortion
Advancing Lunaand Ida B Wells
A Letter of the Times or Should This SadoMasochism Be Saved?
A Sudden Trip Home in the Spring
A Biography of Alice Walker
Videos Archival Documents and New Releases


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Alice Walker (b. 1944), one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

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