The Temple of My Familiar Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Temple of My Familiar


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223994

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The Temple of My Familiar Excerpt :

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple weaves a “glorious and iridescent” tapestry of interrelated lives in this New York Times bestseller (Library Journal). In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. As Walker follows these astonishing characters, she weaves a new mythology from old fables and history, a profoundly spiritual explanation for centuries of shared African-American experience. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. The Temple of My Familiar is the 2nd book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret of Joy.

The Temple of My Familiar Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Temple of My Familiar


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-12-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780222950

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The Temple of My Familiar Excerpt :

'A romance of the last 500,000 years' from the Pulitzer prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE. A visionary cast of characters weave together their past and present in a brilliantly intricate tapestry of tales.It is the story of the dispossessed and displaced, of peoples whose history is ancient and whose future is yet to come. Here we meet Lissie, a woman of many pasts; Arveyda the great guitarist and his Latin American wife who has had to flee her homeland; Suwelo, the history teacher, and his former wife Fanny who has fallen in love with spirits. Hovering tantalisingly above their stories are Miss Celie and Shug, the beloved characters from THE COLOUR PURPLE.

The Temple of My Familiar Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Temple of My Familiar


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0547480008

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The Temple of My Familiar Excerpt :

Described by the author as “a romance of the last 500,000 years,” Walker's novel offers a poetic narrative of the black experience in America.

The Color Purple Collection Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Color Purple Collection


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1062
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453276433

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The Color Purple Collection Excerpt :

Three novels by a New York Times–bestselling author—including the Pulitzer Prizewinner The Color Purple—that speak to the African experience in America. The Color Purple is Alice Walker’s stunning, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home. In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple follow the lives of a brilliant cast of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. Possessing the Secret of Joy portrays Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, where young girls undergo genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years. Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the best American writers of today,” Alice Walker is a master storyteller and a major voice in modern literary fiction.

The Color Purple Book

The Color Purple


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 761
  • ISBN 10 : 0547555636

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The Color Purple Excerpt :

A single-volume compilation of two works pairs the writer's Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning master work with the author-described "romance of the last 500,000 years."

The Color Purple Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Color Purple


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223970

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The Color Purple Excerpt :

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all. The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers. This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. The Color Purple is the 1st book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy.

Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2004-04-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588363961

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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart Excerpt :

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar now gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey. In Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, Alice Walker has created a work that ranks among her finest achievements: the story of a woman’s spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love. Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married many times, she has lived a life rich with explorations of the natural world and the human soul. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, and flows, inexorably, into the future. As Yolo begins his own parallel voyage, Kate encounters celibates and lovers, shamans and snakes, memories of family disaster and marital discord, and emerges at a place where nothing remains but love. Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are its author’s hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is Alice Walker’s most surprising achievement.

Meridian Book
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

Meridian


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-11-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223963

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Meridian Excerpt :

“A classic novel of both feminism and the Civil Rights movement” in 1960s Atlanta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple (Ms.). As she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She’s looking for a second chance, and at a small college outside Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1960s, Meridian discovers the civil rights movement. So fully does the cause guide her life that she’s willing to sacrifice virtually anything to help transform the conditions of a people whose subjugation she shares. Meridian draws from Walker’s own experiences working alongside some of the heroes of the civil rights movement, and the novel stands as a shrewd and affecting document of the dissolution of the Jim Crow South. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501179549

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Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Excerpt :

* WINNER of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work * Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple—“an American novel of permanent importance” (San Francisco Chronicle)—crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving. Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she’s urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside all of us and brings her legendary free verse to the page once again, demonstrating that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.

Living by the Word Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Living by the Word


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 0156528657

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Living by the Word Excerpt :

The author meditates on planetary, political, racial, and feminist issues; reminisces about her family, career, and travels; and describes her participation in a protest at a weapons storage station that led to her arrest.

Gathering Blossoms Under Fire Book

Gathering Blossoms Under Fire


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-04-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476773179

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Gathering Blossoms Under Fire Excerpt :

From National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker and edited by critic and writer Valerie Boyd, comes an unprecedented compilation of Walker’s fifty years of journals drawing an intimate portrait of her development over five decades as an artist, human rights and women’s activist, and intellectual. For the first time, the edited journals of Alice Walker are gathered together to reflect the complex, passionate, talented, and acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner of The Color Purple. She intimately explores her thoughts and feelings as a woman, a writer, an African-American, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a lover, a sister, a friend, a citizen of the world. In an unvarnished and singular voice, she explores an astonishing array of events: marching in Mississippi with other foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.; her marriage to a Jewish lawyer, defying laws that barred interracial marriage in the 1960s South; an early miscarriage; writing her first novel; the trials and triumphs of the Women’s Movement; erotic encounters and enduring relationships; the ancestral visits that led her to write The Color Purple; winning the Pulitzer Prize; being admired and maligned, sometimes in equal measure, for her work and her activism; and burying her mother. A powerful blend of Walker’s personal life with political events, this revealing collection offers rare insight into a literary legend.

Critical Essays on Alice Walker Book

Critical Essays on Alice Walker


  • Author : Ikenna Dieke
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015042998412

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Critical Essays on Alice Walker Excerpt :

Provides a collection of critical and interpretative essays on works by Alice Walker.

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven


  • Author : Susan Jane Gilman
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446544689

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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven Excerpt :

They were young, brilliant, and bold. They set out to conquer the world. But the world had other plans for them. Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman's new memoir is a hilarious and harrowing journey, a modern heart of darkness filled with Communist operatives, backpackers, and pancakes. In 1986, fresh out of college, Gilman and her friend Claire yearned to do something daring and original that did not involve getting a job. Inspired by a place mat at the International House of Pancakes, they decided to embark on an ambitious trip around the globe, starting in the People's Republic of China. At that point, China had been open to independent travelers for roughly ten minutes. Armed only with the collected works of Nietzsche, an astrological love guide, and an arsenal of bravado, the two friends plunged into the dusty streets of Shanghai. Unsurprisingly, they quickly found themselves in over their heads. As they ventured off the map deep into Chinese territory, they were stripped of everything familiar and forced to confront their limitations amid culture shock and government surveillance. What began as a journey full of humor, eroticism, and enlightenment grew increasingly sinister-becoming a real-life international thriller that transformed them forever. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven is a flat-out page-turner, an astonishing true story of hubris and redemption told with Gilman's trademark compassion, lyricism, and wit.

Everyday Use Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Everyday Use


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 0813520762

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Everyday Use Excerpt :

Presents the text of Alice Walker's story "Everyday Use"; contains background essays that provide insight into the story; and features a selection of critical response. Includes a chronology and an interview with the author.

The Temple at Landfall Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Temple at Landfall


  • Author : Jane Fletcher
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release Date : 2005-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781602823501

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The Temple at Landfall Excerpt :

Lynn is an imprinter, one chosen by the Goddess to receive her greatest gift, that of creating new life. So why does she feel like a prisoner in the Temple? When Lynn learns that she is to be relocated to the temple at Landfall, the arduous journey seems more like a gift—her last chance to see something of the outside world. She does not anticipate the dangers and temptations she will encounter along the way, nor does she expect Lieutenant Kim Ramon, an officer in the squadron of Rangers assigned to protect her. Despite all prohibitions forbidding it, attraction grows between the two women. Against them stand the powerful religious Sisterhood and their holy warriors—the Temple Guards. In a world ruled by the Church, what chance is there that Lynn can escape?