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Harcourt, 1976 - Fiction - 242 pages
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Meridian Hill is a young woman at an Atlanta college attempting to find her place in the revolution for racial and social equality. She discovers the limits beyond which she will not go for the cause, but despite her decision not to follow the path of some of her peers, she makes significant sacrifices in order to further her beliefs. Working in a campaign to register African American voters, Meridian cares broadly and deeply for the people she visits, and, while her coworkers quit and move to comfortable homes, she continues to work in the deep South despite a paralyzing illness. Meridian's nonviolent methods, though seemingly less radical than the methods of others, prove to be an effective means of furthering her beliefs.

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Still in awe of Ms. Walker's insight and writing. - Goodreads
Easy to read, but both provocative and evocative. - Goodreads
Good writing , good read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kathy-Ann Fletcher - Goodreads

This book was a challenging read leaving many of the supposed great mysteries of the book unexplained or dealt with inadequately in my opinion. For example, What was this life challenging sickness ... Read full review

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User Review  - Drew - Goodreads

Meridian is set in post civil rights America, while not linear the structure of the novel is simple to follow, often reaching back years and generations to slowly explain the state of the present time ... Read full review

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How People Get Power
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About the author (1976)

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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