Living by the Word: Selected Writings, 1973-1987

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 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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Living by the word: selected writings, 1973-1987

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This collection of recent prose reflects Walker's belief in the spiritual connections among all peoples and between them and the earth that sustains them. It further examines how this precept, and ... Read full review

Contents

Journal April 17 1984
1
Trying to See My Sister
18
Longing to Die of Old
33
My Big Brother Bill
41
Journal August 1984
51
Journal August 1983 October 1983 January 1984
93
Journey to Nine Miles
114
My Daughter Smokes
120
Journal June September 1987
174
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ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children's books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.

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