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Insightful,
Inspiring,
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The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Published: 1990-04-01
Mass Market Paperback : 304 pages
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Winner of the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, "The Color Purple" established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Her unforgettable portrait of Celie and her friends, family, and lovers is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. ...
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Winner of the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, "The Color Purple" established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. Her unforgettable portrait of Celie and her friends, family, and lovers is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, "The Color Purple" is a classic of American literature.

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What progress has society made on the issues of racial and sexual discrimination since the 20s and 30s?
What more can be done?
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  "Third Class Citizenship"by [email protected] (see profile) 06/19/19

An African-American woman in the 20s and 30s suffered not only from racism from white society, but also from sexism from the whole male society (primarily from black males themselves). In Africa (as Nettie... (read more)

 
by Ljwagoner (see profile) 01/30/17

Amazing storytelling. Loved the structure of the writing. Contains powerful themes of race, justice, culture, family and resilience. P. 207 "I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in... (read more)

 
by WestHaven-BookDiscussions (see profile) 09/29/15

 
  "The Color Purple"by skarohlid (see profile) 04/25/13

This iconic book has so many themes and so much symbolism that we had one of our best book discussions. This novel is the perfect book club book.

 
  "Inspiring..."by Anoldsoul (see profile) 12/25/11

Would recommend this book to anybody.

 
  "So much packed in a little book"by kamj3 (see profile) 07/27/11

There was so much for our club to discuss because there are so many levels of depth to this book- no wonder it became a classic so quickly! The characters are interesting and dynamic and we all really... (read more)

 
  "This will give you much to talk about!"by LynneVS (see profile) 04/29/08

Alice Walker has created a book that engrosses the reader. The minute you finish, you want to find someone to talk about the book. Great characters and lots of themes to discuss.

 
  "A classic."by kj1948 (see profile) 04/14/08

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