The Color Purple

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982 - Fiction - 290 pages
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Winner of the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, "The Color Purple" established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Her unforgettable portrait of Celie and her friends, family, and lovers is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, "The Color Purple" is a classic of American literature.

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Ending was very satisfying. - LibraryThing
Alice Walker's writing is engaging. - LibraryThing
It wasn't difficult to read because of this. - LibraryThing
Well, strong Black women characters. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Lukerik - LibraryThing

Don't be put off by the author's cringe-inducing preface; this is one of the best novels ever written. Very cleverly done, the way that the characters reflect each other and how the language itself ... Read full review

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This well known novel packs a powerful punch. The story is told to us entirely through the narration and letters written by and to Celie, an African-American girl who comes of age in the South at the ... 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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