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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories | Alice Walker
In Alice Walkers second story collection, women stand their ground in the midst of crisis This collection builds on Alice Walkers earlier work, the much-praised In Love & Trouble. But unlike her first collection of stories, the women in these tenderly wrought tales face their problems head on, proving powerful and self-possessed even when degraded by otherssometimes by those closest to them. But even as the female protagonists face exploitation, social asymmetries, and casual cruelties, Walker leavens her stories with ample wit and, as always, an eye for the redemptive power of love. A collection that reveals a master of fiction approaching the fullness of her talent, these are the stories Walker produced while penning The Color Purple. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the authors personal collection.
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Alice Walker. I mean what more can a person say. This collection has all the things you could want. Social commentary, humor (the first story has really stuch with me), sadness and just pure great writing.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Alice Walker and cats and a day off. Sounds good!

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Natasha.C.Barnes
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Fuck, people, this collection of stories is SO GOOD, you should definitely go read them. SERIOUSLY.

Bklover Ok. Stacked. 😉 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @Bklover I was midway through this story when I posted it, but now that I've finished it my head is SPINNING and I feel like shouting from rooftops. 2y
TheBookHippie We did this for summer book club which was so much !!! Loud loud loud excited discussion for hours!!!! 🙌🏻 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes @TheBookHippie OH MY GOD yes it's perfect for that, very loud discussions are exactly my instinct right now. 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes
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This story feels like some real Get Out level shit...jesus. I can't believe they categorized it as a comedy, that's just so wrong.

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MrBook
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The other half of the African-American display. Hopefully you can better make out the covers and titles. Have you read any of these, do any seem TBR-worthy for you? #LitsyLovesLibraries

CathyJ I am currently listening to Homegoing on audio and recently bought The Underground Railroad. 2y
SG2014 In high school, my friends and I would walk through the library and pick out books with the ugliest covers.... Roots was one of them...I felt bad for it, so I decided I should read it. It was amazing and doubly so because I only realized at the end, it was a true story. 2y
azulaco Roots really is amazing. Homegoing, The Underground Railroad, and Song of Solomon are all good too. I‘ve only read Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin, but based on that I‘d add any of his other works to my TBR. He‘s incredible. 2y
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Lcsmcat Angelou and Hughes are ALWAYS worth adding to your TBR. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Hah! Just started the tagged book today! 2y
MatchlessMarie Been reading through that Hughes this month on Kindle for #PoetryChallenge2018 👌🏾 2y
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jen_hayes7
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My cuddle buddies have resumed their positions!Working through this book of short stories for #Y . #LitsyAtoZ #mountTBR #bowie #lennox #catsoflitsy

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Natasha.C.Barnes
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So after I wrote out my #januarytbr for book clubs and for the poetry challenge, I looked around my TBR and my bookshelves for other books that work well for January. I decided to go with a feminist protest theme to commemorate the Women's March last year. I think these books may help fire me up for the fight to come.

Natasha.C.Barnes Ok, so Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist isn't really about feminism but it is about protest, plus it's partially read left over from 2017. 2y
bookloo Screenshotting this so I can add to my TBR. Some of these I haven‘t read! 2y
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Beachesnbooks Such great picks!!! 2y
mrozzz The Power surely will ✊🏻 2y
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EleanorJ
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My broken foot has meant that my reading had increased no end. #sickday
This was an eye opening book, it was brave and honest, imparting knowledge about the realities of being black women in a way only Walker can. This was an eloquent discussion about race, class and gender that I fully adored. #feminism

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kissxxmyxxconverse
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OH MY LANTA. This is so good. She writes in such a subtle way about what it means to be a black woman in America. I have no direct knowledge of the experience personally, and I'm sure she doesn't speak for all, but it's opening my eyes further into what intersectionality means

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kissxxmyxxconverse
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This is why I love used books. I may just be creepy, but I wonder about the people who owned this before me. There are all kinds of notes and scribbles in here, and it's simply gorgeous.

RealLifeReading That's a sweet inscription! 3y
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I really enjoyed this collection of short stories, especially the one with the man who becomes crippled and the one about skiing. It took me a long time to finish reading it in it's entirety.

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ReadingEnvy
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"Now if I was to sing that song today I'd tear it up. 'Cause I done lived long enough to know it's true. Them words could hold me up." May read for The Feminist Orchestra book group in GoodReads.

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