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Alice Walker

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Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple, which was preceded by The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

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Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth
New Poems
Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth
New Poems
Written by Alice Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.95

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple gives us her first new collection of poetry in more than a decade, poems that reaffirm her as “one of the best American writers of today” (The Washington Post).

The forces of nature and the strength of the human spirit inspire the poems in... Read more >
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Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Written by Alice Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 7, 1998
Price: $15.95

Alice Walker, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, writes a stunning collection of essays and reflections about her life as an activist.  This book is rich in the belief that the world is salvageable, if only we will act.  Walker speaks on a wide range of topics--religion and the... Read more >
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By the Light of My Father's Smile
A Novel
Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

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By the Light of My Father's Smile
A Novel
Written by Alice Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 31, 1999
Price: $15.00

"--explores what happens--to an entire family--when a daughter cannot forgive her father for a single, hypocritical, soul-crushing act. It explores the dangerous bonds of fidelity between sisters, lovers, memories. . . . Walker's language is sensual and at the same time delightfully precise. . . . Political, immodest, astonishing by turns... Read more >
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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart
A Novel
Written by Alice Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 29, 2005
Price: $14.95

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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart
A Novel
Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 20, 2004
Price: $11.99

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A Poem Traveled Down My Arm
Poems and Drawings
Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 1, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

Written by Alice Walker


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $14.00

Fictional stories based on the author’s own life, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart is a wise and moving treasure of a book about love and life by the author of The Color Purple and By the Light of My Father’s Smile. Read more >
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