Now a Broadway musical Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Award Published to unprecedented acclaim, "The Color Purple" established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. This is the story of two sisters one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life. Intense emotional impact . . . Indelibly affecting . . . Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer. "New York Times Book Review" Places Walker in the company of Faulkner. "The Nation" Superb . . . A work to stand beside literature of any time and place. "San Francisco Chronicle" A novel of permanent importance. Peter S. Prescott, "Newsweek.
About the Author
Alice Walker (b. 1944), one of the United States preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel "The Color Purple", which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include "The Third Life of Grange Copeland", "Meridian", "The Temple of My Familiar", and "Possessing the Secret of Joy". In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.