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The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

By Alice Walker

Harvest Books, Paperback, 9780156028356, 300pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2003

Description
Now a Broadway musical

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the National Book Award

Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. This is the story of two sisters one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life.

Intense emotional impact . . . Indelibly affecting . . . Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer. New York Times Book Review

Places Walker in the company of Faulkner. The Nation

Superb . . . A work to stand beside literature of any time and place. San Francisco Chronicle

A novel of permanent importance. Peter S. Prescott, Newsweek