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The Color Purple / The Temple of My Familiar Hardcover – May 18, 2011

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About the Author

Best-selling novelist ALICE WALKER is the author of five other novels, five collections of short stories, six collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, including the most recent Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and several children’s books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547555636
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547555638
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.3 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alice Walker (b. 1944), one of the United States' preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William A. James on January 14, 2014
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The Color Purple: It is a good book that i found to be very informative. I suggest this book to anyone seeking an understanding of Incest and all of its ramifications. Bravo, Alice Walker. Keep up the good work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By latonya thomas on September 24, 2013
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I purchased this as a gift for my mom and she loved it!!! Since I heard about Amazon I try to purchase everything online!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PhiladelphiaMom on October 28, 2013
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Perfect! Lovely combination, beautiful cover...a treasure! I bought it for myself, and then purchased another to give to my niece as a gift! It was a real hit!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A.H.M. on January 6, 2012
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The book was a gift and the receiver was delighted!
It is a beautiful presentation of a historically important story. It has a gorgeous hard cover with beautiful graphics!
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