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"The Color Purple has been read and reread by millions. Forget lilac, mauve and lavendar: this is the royal purple." The Times --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Banner] Now a Tony Award-Winning Broadway Musical The Color Purple is the story of two sistersone a missionary to Africa and the other a child wife living in the Southwho 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. "Intense emotional impact . . . Indelibly affecting . . . Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer."The 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 "The Color Purple is an American novel of permanent importance."Newsweek "Marvelous characters . . . A story of revelation . . . One of the great books of our time."--Essence [banner] Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award [bio] Bestselling novelist Alice Walker is also the author of three collections of short stories, three collections of essays, six volumes of poetry and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in northern California. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Enthralling and full of charm; this novel is literature at its best.Published 8 months ago by Lawrence West
Weird. Do not like that I have to review books unnecessarily. It is a waste of my time and effort.Published 9 months ago by Irene Gareau
Saw the movie in high school, read the book and promised to purchase my own copy. Received a copy that was lost years after in our many moves. Now I have you again old friend. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Allison Ferguson
This is a story told in diary form (actually letters, many to God) of the life of a young girl who has suffered and continues to suffer abuse and from the effects of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer