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The color purple / a novel by Alice Walker.

Celie has grown up in 1930s 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.

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  • ISBN: 0151191530 :
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1982]

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Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 4.0 9 9 7107
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize (Fiction), 1983
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Adult child sexual abuse victims > Fiction.
Abused wives > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Georgia > Fiction.
Southern States > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Epistolary fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity FIC WAL COL 1982 (Text) 31001100465757 Adult Fiction Available -

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