Search Results: "Alice Walker"


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ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"More an alternative to, than a replacement for, Tony Gentry's Alice Walker (1993). (b&w photos, not seen, notes, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12+)"
A deliberate, detailed study of a brilliant, unpredictable, influential writer, in an entry in the People to Know series. Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Maria Lauret
Released: Jan. 17, 2000

"The best kind of literary criticism: Not blind to Walker's flaws as a writer and a thinker, Lauret still finds richness and depth in her writing that will send readers back to the novels."
An engrossing analysis of the novels and other works of Alice Walker that unearths intricate relationships and challenging premises. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 2, 2013

"Walker's 'recipe[s] for difficult times' provide a heartfelt response to a new generation's yearning for public service."
In a new collection, Walker (The Chicken Chronicles, 2012, etc.) once again shows herself to be a deep and compassionate participant in global humanitarian efforts. Read full book review >

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BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE by Alice Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An uncomfortable mix of visionary fable and screed."
Another idiosyncratic novel from Walker (Possessing the Secret of Joy, 1992, etc.), moving and puzzling by turns. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1982

"A lovely, painful book: Walker's finest work yet."
Walker (In Love and Trouble, Meridian) has set herself the task of an epistolary novel—and she scores strongly with it. Read full book review >

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IN LOVE & TROUBLE by Alice Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 1973

"But the real stuff is nice as ever."
A collection of stories about black women in love and trouble which amounts to the same thing. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONARY PETUNIAS by Alice Walker
Released: Jan. 24, 1972

"Brightly sensate, true to a definite, attractive mind."
Like Nikki Giovanni in her gentler moods, Alice Walker can evoke a whole realm of experience with the soft black inflections of a simple statement. Read full book review >

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THE WAY FORWARD IS WITH A BROKEN HEART by Alice Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2000

"Many voices are heard here, and whether they preach or praise, coo or condemn, they all come from one heart."
Using the accretion method that has become her trademark, Walker (By the Light of My Father's Smile, 1998, etc.) here offers a many-voiced, often lyrical story—but in discrete, oddly shaped lumps—of her first marriage and subsequent awakenings over the course of a lifetime of relationships. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"One of these pieces contains a lengthy excerpt from her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, which only serves to reinforce our disappointment in her nonfiction writing."
Like Walker's past collections, this one makes a stab at some of the themes of her fiction—nonpatriarchal religion, the true relationship of humans to the earth, racism, the oppression of women, and the interconnectedness of all of the above. Read full book review >