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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Author(s): Alice Walker

Location(s): Georgia

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1910-1940

Born in Eatonton, Georgia, a tiny town in middle Georgia, Alice Walker was the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer prize. She won it with The Color Purple, and if you read it, you will see why. A story that could be devastating, she makes funny and hopeful, deep and spiritual. The dialect, the characters, the beauty, the humor, the equanimity in the face of hardship and abuse that would break most of us, and the wisdom Walker writes into these pages is a wonder and a gift.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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