The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
Mass Market Paperback- $3.98

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 ...

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  "Lives up to the hype!" by Laura Loanna (see profile) 12/06/07

It was hard to get into at first because of the language, but it was a book that was, to be cliche, a page turner. The set up of letter writing instead of chapters was really an insightful and a creative way that added a great flow to the book. The characters were all really well developed and relatable and it drew you in almost immediately. Highly recommend it.

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

 
  "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.

 
  "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 enjoyed it.

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

Would recommend this book to anybody.

 
  "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.

 
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  "" 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 a field somewhere and don't notice it."

 
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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 can vouch), sexism was even more extreme. Female genital mutilation being the most shocking sexist practice. Relegated to a third class existence, how Celie turns her lemon of a life into lemonade is inspiring.

 
  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 11/10/19

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