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Alice Walker has published novels, short stories, poetry, and essays. In 1983, her third novel, The Color Purple, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. She was born to Georgia sharecropper parents, and her experience of poverty, racism, and African-American culture has informed her writing. Her love of books won her a scholarship to Atlanta’s famous Spelman College for Black women. She became a Civil Rights activist who continues to fight for justice internationally.

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The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.   Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and...
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Possessing the Secret of Joy (The Color Purple Collection)
by Alice Walker
An American woman struggles with the genital mutilation she endured as a child in Africa in a New York Times bestseller “as compelling as The Color Purple” (San Francisco Chronicle). In Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo female genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at...
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In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women
by Alice Walker
Short fiction about the female experience from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Color Purple, “one of the best American writers of today” (The Washington Post).  Here are stories of women traveling with the weight of broken dreams, with kids in tow, with doubt and regret, with memories of lost loves, with lovers who...
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The Third Life of Grange Copeland (Harvest Book)
by Alice Walker
From the New York Times –bestselling author of The Color Purple : A “moving, tender” novel of a Deep South tenant farmer’s quest for a new life ( Publishers Weekly ). Grange Copeland, a deeply conflicted and struggling tenant farmer in the Deep South of the 1930s, leaves his family and everything he’s ever known to find...
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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Prose
by Alice Walker
Walker’s collection of early nonfiction serves as the manifesto of a young artist—and an illuminating self-portrait   What is a womanist? Alice Walker sets out to define the concept in this anthology of early essays and other nonfiction pieces. As she outlines it, a womanist is a person who prefers to side with the...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Meridian
by Alice Walker
“A classic novel of both feminism and the Civil Rights movement” in 1960s Atlanta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple (Ms.). As she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She’s looking for a second chance, and at a small college outside...
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The Temple of My Familiar (The Color Purple Collection)
by Alice Walker
In Walker’s follow-up to The Color Purple, webs of characters are drawn toward critical confrontations with history  In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African...
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We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness
by Alice Walker
A New York Times bestseller in hardcover, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker’s We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For was called “stunningly insightful” and “a book that will inspire hope” by Publishers Weekly . Drawing equally on Walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter...
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories
by Alice Walker
In Alice Walker’s second story collection, women stand their ground in the midst of crisis   This collection builds on Alice Walker’s earlier work, the much-praised In Love & Trouble . But unlike her first collection of stories, the women in these tenderly wrought tales face their problems head on, proving powerful and...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein...
by Alice Walker
Here is a glorious, offbeat, compassionate, and “eccentrically inspirational” ( Kirkus Reviews ) memoir in which Alice Walker shares her experiences raising and caring for a flock of chickens. In pieces that are by turns moving, thoughtful, and utterly captivating, Walker addresses her “girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction
The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way
by Alice Walker
This gorgeous collection gathers Alice Walker’s wide-ranging meditations—many of them previously unpublished—on our intertwined personal, spiritual, and political destinies. For the millions of her devoted fans, and for readers of Walker’s bestselling 2006 book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For , here is a brand new "gift...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality
The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)
by Alice Walker
"Poetry is leading us," writes Alice Walker in The World Will Follow Joy . In this dazzling collection, the beloved writer offers over sixty new poems to incite and nurture contemporary activists. Hailed as a "lavishly gifted writer" ( The New York Times ), Walker imbues her poetry with evocative images, fresh language, anger...
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Once: Poems
by Alice Walker
Alice Walker’s first published book collects poems written as a student and on her first visit to Africa For readers seeking the origins of Alice Walker’s potent, distinctive voice, this collection will provide ample insight. Composed while she was still a student at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1960s, these poems are already...
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The Color Purple Collection: The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy
by Alice Walker
Three novels by a New York Times–bestselling author—including the Pulitzer Prizewinner The Color Purple—that speak to the African experience in America.  The Color Purple is Alice Walker’s stunning, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of...
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Everyday Use (Women Writers)
by Alice Walker
Alice Walker's early story, "Everyday Use," has remained a cornerstone of her work. Her use of quilting as a metaphor for the creative legacy that African Americans inherited from their maternal ancestors changed the way we define art, women's culture, and African American lives. By putting African American women's voices at the center...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Nonfiction
By the Light of My Father's Smile: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Alice Walker
A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--Susannah, the writer-to-be; her sister, Magdalena; and their father and mother. There, amid an endangered band of mixed-race blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream. Moving back and forth in...
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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart: A Novel
by Alice Walker
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple , Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar now gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey. In Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart , Alice Walker has created a work that ranks among her...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
Sent by Earth: A Message from the Grandmother Spirit (Seven Stories' Open Media)
by Alice Walker
Now more timely than ever, Alice Walker’s Sent By Earth reflects on the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and addresses the anger many Americans felt at the presumed perpetrator of the attack: Osama bin Laden. In powerfully reflective, nuanced, and above all heartfelt prose, Walker explores the seeds of hatred and resentment around the...
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Living by the Word: Essays
by Alice Walker
In Walker’s second collection of essays, the author helps readers understand her ambitions as an artist, citizen of the world, and spiritual seeker In a follow-up to her collection of essays, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, Walker takes a look at a vast range of issues both personal and global, from her experience with the...
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The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
by Alice Walker
"These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called...
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A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems and Drawings
by Alice Walker
In this illuminating book, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist and acclaimed poet Alice Walker reveals her remarkable philosophy of life. Curiously, this labor of love started with the author’s signature: Faced with the daunting task of providing autographs for multiple copies of one of her poetry collections, Absolute Trust in the...
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Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism
by Alice Walker
In Anything We Love Can Be Saved, Alice Walker writes about her life as an activist, in a book rich in the belief that the world is saveable, if only we will act. Speaking from her heart on a wide range of topics--religion and the spirit, feminism and race, families and identity, politics and social change--Walker begins with a moving...
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Revolutionary Petunias: And Other Poems
by Alice Walker
National Book Award Finalist: The love poems of an author caught up in a hopeful and sometimes violent upheaval.  When Alice Walker published her second collection of poems in 1976, she had spent the previous decade deeply immersed in the civil rights movement. In these verses are her most visceral reactions to a moment in history that...
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Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel
by Alice Walker
In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the Gaza Strip. Here is her...
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Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful: Poems
by Alice Walker
Poems from the author of The Color Purple: “This book has two fine strengths—a music that comes along sometimes [and] Walker’s own tragicomic gifts” (The New York Times Book Review).  The title of this collection comes from a Native American shaman who, reflecting on the terrible problems brought by white colonizers, nearly...
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Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth: New Poems
by Alice Walker
In this exquisite book, Alice Walker’s first new collection of poetry since 1991, are poems that reaffirm her as “one of the best American writers of today” ( The Washington Post ). The forces of nature and the strength of the human spirit inspire the poems in Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth . Alice Walker opens us to...
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Die Farbe Lila (Die ZEIT Bibliothek der verschwundenen Bücher) (German Edition)
by Alice Walker
Einer der berühmtesten Briefromane beschreibt die herzzerreissende Lebensgeschichte von Celie. Das Buch wurde mit dem Pulitzer-Preis und dem American Book Award ausgezeichnet und von Steven Spielberg mit Whoopie Goldberg in der Hauptrolle erfolgreich verfilmt. Eines von 12 bisher vergriffenen Meisterwerken aus der ZEIT Bibliothek der...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
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