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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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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 concludes...
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Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
by Alice Walker
Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple—“an American novel of permanent importance” (San Francisco Chronicle)—crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving.Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of...
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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
The National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple explores our modern world with “compassion, courage, and humor” (Booklist).   Alice Walker once ached for retirement, but in the turmoil of the Democratic primaries and the economic collapse of 2008, she realized she simply had a great deal more to...
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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, forgiveness...
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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 ?nest...
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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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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart: Stories (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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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Politics, History and Current Events
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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