The classic, PULITZER PRIZE-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name. Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her ...
The classic, PULITZER PRIZE-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name. Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves. 'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read ...it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry
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This is the first book I read as a young girl. It illustrates the beauty of the human spirit. It shows that no matter how destitute your life may be, there is always hope!! REAL PAGE TURNER...
Oct 14, 2010
This is probably Walker's best novel
The Color Purple is as fluid and lively today as it was when published. And it remains important in the issues it covers, such as relationships among African-American men and women and the sisterhood among women who share and care about each other. It can be read quickly because the language, while re-creating that of uneducated people, is well done and highly readable.
Sep 6, 2009
It's not what I'd call a happy book; it can be tough to take. It's also fantastic and should be read.
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