Book List:22 titles
  • The highly acclaimed first two novels by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple and “a lavishly gifted writer” (The New York Times Book Review). The first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for The Color Purple—whic...


  • Though War is OldIt has notBecome wise.Poet and activist Alice Walker personifies the power and wanton devastation of war in this evocative poem.Stefano Vitale’s compelling paintings illustrate this unflinching look at war’s destructive nature an...


  • 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 Tim...


  • Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidenceof Walker’s power to depict black women—women who varygreatly in background yet are bound together by what they share incommon.Taken as a whole, their stories form an enlighteni...


  • These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever though...


  • A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--Susannah, the writer-to-be; her sister, Magdalena; and their father and mother. There, amid an endangered band of mixed-race blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an enco...


  • Chronicles the experiences of Alice Walker in the aftermath of the publication of The Color Purple and its winning of the Pulitzer Prize, as illustrated by essays, journal entries, and the author's never-used screenplay. Reprint....


  • Introduction by Patricia Holt Throughout her distinguished career, Alice Walker's work has been at the center of controversies around language, censorship, truth and art. Alice Walker Banned explores just what it is that various groups have found so ...


  • Alice Walker's early story, "Everyday Use," has remained a cornerstone of her work. Her use of quilting as a metaphor for the creative legacy that African Americans inherited from their maternal ancestors changed the way we define art, women's cultur...








  • Johnny lives in a town where everyone owns a shiny green stone. He has one, too, until his mean-spirited behavior makes him lose it. His family and the whole town help him search, but to find it, he alone must discover the “bright green sun in his ...


  • Transcending the conventions of time and place, Walker's novel moves from contemporary America, England, and Africa to unfamiliar primal worlds, where women, men, and animals socialize in surprising ways. The author of The Color Purple has created a ...





  • Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marr...


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    Anatural evolution from the earlier, much-acclaimed collection In Love& Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories showwomen oppressed but not defeated.These are hopeful stories about love,lust, fame, and cultural thievery, the de...




  • Driven by the futility of life in the South, a black tenant farmer deserts his wife and son to go North, only to return to Georgia years later where he gains a third chance to free himself from spiritual and social bondage...


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    The Pulitzer Prize-winning 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...