The Color Purple

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Fiction - 290 pages
"The Color Purple is the story of two sisters--one a missionary to Africa and the other a child wife living in the South--who remain loyal to one another across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life." --BOOK JACKET
 

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User Review  - Evelyn.B - LibraryThing

You get to truly hear the voice of the main character while seeing major character development for every single role in the book. Its heartbreaking, thought provoking, and is wrapped up in a beautiful happy ending bow. Read full review

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User Review  - meaqhan - LibraryThing

This book was excellent! The format of letters between sisters worked well to convey each of their stories (and the difference in education between them). The female characters, primary focus of the novel, are wonderful. Walker’s novel earns its praise. Read full review

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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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