The Color Purple
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book AwardPublished to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this is the story of two sistersone a missionary in Africa and the... show more
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book AwardPublished to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this is the story of two sistersone a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the Southwho sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. 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."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 ChronicleBestselling 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.
Publish date: January 26th 2011
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, African American
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.” I still remember the first time I saw the movie The Color Purple. I...
Alice Walker’s The Color Purple has a reputation. Everyone someone asked what I was reading this week, they mostly responded with an appalled, “Why?” The book (and the movie) has cut such a swath across American culture that even people who haven’t read the novel know that it’s about terrible abuse ...
Set in the Deep south Georgia, And I can only think in 1920s or 1930s? We meet Celie and her sister. Right off the bat Celie drops a line in the book that rips you to your core of what she has to deal with. The entire book is told through Diary Entries, This book pulled at my heart strings. Because...
When I have a ho-hum attitude about a well-received book that I expected to like, I have to wonder what I missed. The Color Purple was supposed to be great. Many reviewers I tend to agree with gave the novel their highest accolades. Typically, I agree with these sorts of books--Beloved and Ruby are ...
This was the first time I had read this classic despite it being on my radar for a looooong time. (I haven't seen the film either...) I have quite a few thoughts about this novel. In fact, I ended up taking notes so that I could let the story sink in a little further before I wrote up my final revie...