"Dear God: I am fourteen years old. I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me." So begins Alice Walker's poignant novel set in the deep American south between the wars. Celie has been raped by the man she calls her father; her two children have been taken away from her; she has been parted ...Read More"Dear God: I am fourteen years old. I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me." So begins Alice Walker's poignant novel set in the deep American south between the wars. Celie has been raped by the man she calls her father; her two children have been taken away from her; she has been parted from her sister and forced into an ugly marriage. Then she meets Shug Avery, singer and magic maker, and Celie discovers not the pain of female rivalry but the love and support of women. THE AUTHOR Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for THE COLOR PURPLE. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry.Read Less
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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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