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THE COLOR PURPLE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

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 primary correspondent (God being her usual addressee); and the life described in her letters is one of almost impossible grimness. While young, Celie is raped by a stepfather. (Even worse, she ... Read full review

Review: The Color Purple

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Jana Siciliano

THE COLOR PURPLE is a highly awarded book and with good reason. Author Alice Walker was given both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for Fiction for this 1985 bestseller. THE COLOR PURPLE is the story of Celie a young girl abused by her father, then married off to a violent and angry man who maintains her dignity and strength through her relationships with her beloved sister and Shug ... Read full review

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I love this book but the thing is why would someone give their child away to there father if she is going to be abused and rapped by him it is very very very sad. I have also watch the movie and to real i like the movie better but good JOB Alice Walker i love your work
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A classic from start to finish!

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I love this book!

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Dear God, Alice Walker broke the mold and set the bar on literary works. Kudos to you Ms. Walker.

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i had already seen the movie but reading the book was like "WOW" it actually went into detail more than the movie.

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its sad on some parts mmiiiiiiiiiiissssssssss ccceeeiiiillllleeeeeee

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Review: The Color Purple

User Review  - Candi - Goodreads

Heart-stirring and powerful, The Color Purple is truly inspiring - I don't know what took me so long to get around to reading this novel! Most readers will know the background to this one, either ... Read full review

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