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The Color Purple
The Color Purple | Alice Walker
Alice Walker’s masterpiece, a powerful novel of courage in the face of oppression Celie has grown up in 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.The Color Purple’s deeply inspirational narrative, coupled with Walker’s prodigious talent as a stylist and storyteller, have made the novel a contemporary classic of American letters. This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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DavidDiamond
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“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
- Alice Walker

Cathythoughts What part of the world are you in ? 7d
Cathythoughts Ok ! Very good. I‘m Ireland 🇮🇪 👋🏻👋🏻 7d
DavidDiamond Hello from across the sea!👋 6d
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mary_p
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Thank you Alice Walker for writing this book. This story will forever change how you look at the world in the most wonderful way. #bookrecommendation #bookrec #pleasereadthisbook #LGBTQ+

RaimeyGallant Adding to my tbr. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5d
mary_p Awesome thank you! 3d
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Pickpick

I literally gave this book a hug when I finished reading it.

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Sic_Corneille
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At first, I had trouble getting into the story because of its hardness. It seemed so real, I was suffering with the characters.
But then it's so beautiful.
It makes us feel like we can do whatever we want, and succeed.

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Rachbb3
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Today's #bookhaul 😊

Trying to read more off the #GAR list.

Leftcoastzen Very nice 👍 1mo
writerlibrarian The Paris one looks interesting. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts Excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Ms_T
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Such a powerful and thought-provoking read. I listened to this on audio with narration by the writer, Alice Walker, who was exceptional. The story is full of opposing emotions: desperation and hope, solitude and unity, oppression and power. The book contains sadness and humour but above all, love. I can‘t believe I waited so long to read/listen to this. Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Birdsong28 I have also listened to this on audiobook and it is so much better than just reading it. 😘📚📖 2mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 It was flawless 😘📚 2mo
Cathythoughts I read years ago ! I remember it was excellent 👍🏻💜 2mo
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Ms_T @Cathythoughts It absolutely was! 2mo
JillR Stacking based on this review! 😊 2mo
Ms_T @JillR 👍🏻 2mo
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LaraReads
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“She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.”

#church #springintoreading

TheBee Beautiful shot!! 💜💜💜 2mo
Lcsmcat I love this quote! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love 💜💜 2mo
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vkois88 Gorgeous photo 2mo
LaraReads @Lcsmcat Agreed! This is the way I have always felt about church! This quote spoke to me 100%! 2mo
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Main floor bookseller Tom has a #staffpick to share! The Color Purple by Alice Walker. ⠀

💜📖💜⠀

“Far more gorgeous on paper than screen & spanning through rich dimensions of emotional experiences, this is one of the most powerful, compelling, & inspiring narratives to come from the past 40 years. The characters are so authentic, reading this novel is more like holding conversation than fiction. This book is family in the deepest sense.”

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Kshakal
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Avanders Wow... and I can‘t believe they‘re all naked-purple too! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💜💜💜 3mo
vkois88 Gorgeous! 3mo
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EadieB
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder Pretty! 💜 3mo
CouronneDhiver Good job! I only have one purple book at home 💜 3mo
EadieB @CouronneDhiver I know pink and purple were hard to find! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💜💜 3mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Some books with #flowers on the cover! #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🌸💛🌸💛 3mo
Gezemice love it! 3mo
vkois88 Beautiful 3mo
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Ehina
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Mehso-so

I really struggled through this book. But I forced myself to finish it, I‘m content with it but it definitely wasn‘t my favorite.

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Ehina
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I‘m still struggling through The Color Purple. I literally mean STRUGGLING. I started it 1/14 it‘s now 3/21 ughhhhh!!

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Tashreads
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Bought this gem for a bargain AU$5 (and a few more) just to brighten up my Monday morning #bookbuyingproblem #sorrynotsorry

Christinak What a beautiful cover! 3mo
BiblioLitten Love this book. 💕 Pretty cover 3mo
BooknerdsLife Love this book so much! 3mo
Bookladylinda Great cover!!!! 3mo
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Lcsmcat
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My February reads. The tagged book, Moral Disorder, and Where Angels Fear to Tread were my #FebruaryFavs. #literarylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some great reads there! 📖💖 4mo
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PrezBookster
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This.. Mr. ______________ makes me crazy!!!

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PrezBookster
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The wording makes it a slow read for me. But I‘m excited!

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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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What more can I add to what has been said about this classic? It is powerful - at times heartbreaking and joyful, and a beautiful reflection on relationships, identity, and god.

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Addison_Reads
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Powerful and poignant. I can't believe it's taken me this long to finally take this off my TBR, but I'm glad I did. This is easily one of the best books I've ever read. It was not an easy read and it broke my heart, but in the end Celie left me with hope.

This marks #Georgia off my #ReadingUSA2019 list. @Librarybelle

Librarybelle Excellent choice! I wanted to read this last year for The Great American Read and didn‘t get a chance to do so. Hope to get to this soon! 4mo
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Balthazar says that he might read this, now that I‘m done. I think he should. It‘s an amazing book, full of insights into the nature of being human, theosophy, and philosophy, but also just a wonderfully entertaining story.

Tanisha_A A favourite! 4mo
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GingerAntics That‘s an interesting thought. By not needing to know what God looks like, people are free. Hm. 4mo
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RyeAnnUh
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I did a thing Littens! I've had my hair purple before but it wasn't this bright! 😁 I love it. :)

Jee_HookedOnBookz Oooooo! I love it!!! And your hairstyle too!!!! 4mo
cobwebmoth Love it! 4mo
Itchyfeetreader V cool 4mo
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PickwickPlockPlock Looks good! 4mo
BookishMarginalia Absolutely love it! Rock it! 4mo
TheSpineView You are rocking it! 4mo
laurenslibrary Love!! 4mo
BookwormAHN Lovely 💜 4mo
Schuhbox Very cute! 4mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous! 💜 4mo
AnansiGirl Rock your purple ‘do 💜 4mo
RyeAnnUh Thank you everyone! So nice of all of you. 😁😁 4mo
Ddzmini Love it 😊 4mo
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Ucoleman89
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While little one sleeps *finally* mommy can sit back and read a couple chapters of an old time favorite classic.

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Lcsmcat
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Or anything else, for that matter.😀

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Lcsmcat
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I don‘t know why I waited so long to read this. It‘s so good!

ErinC Ooh. I may need a reread. I love that book 5mo
nu-bibliophile Good book! 5mo
Tanisha_A @ErinC Yes! Think i may need one too. :) 5mo
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Ehina
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I haven‘t been able to really get into The Color Purple, I don‘t know why. But this judging asshole was pissed that I wouldn‘t let her play with the yarn as I finished knitting my blanket 🤦🏻‍♀️

Libby1 😹 “... this judging arsehole...” 😹 5mo
Crazeedi 🐱💜sweet precious kitty cat! 5mo
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Cinfhen Oprah 🙌🏻 5mo
Tanisha_A This book! 💗 5mo
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EadieB
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Day 29 - #imhere #musicalnewyear #thecolorpurple

I don't need you to love me
I don't need you to love
I've got, I've got, I got my sister,
I can feel her now
She may not be here,
But she's still mine

And I know, she still love me
I got my children,
I can't hold them now
They may not be here,
But they still mine and I hope

They know I still love them
Hey,
I got my house,
It still keeps the cold out
I got my chair
When my body can't hold out

Cinfhen I just realized my current book would work too as the book is about slavery 5mo
readingjedi Cynthia Erivo's performance of this song is 😭😭😭😭 5mo
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Rissreads
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Why did I wait so long to read this?
I sobbed like a baby at the end of this book! Such a devastating read but also so uplifting! 💜
I love the empowerment of the women in the story. That they didn‘t give up on themselves or each other and that they were responsible for the change in their lives. I just loved it!!!!! 💜
#LitsyAtoZ letter ‘C‘

Jeg One of my favourite all time books. I read it soon after it came out. 5mo
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Carolyn11215
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Want to start reserving books from library for Black History Month. Recommendations? I will probably read the last couple of Binti books and some Octavia Butler. Looking for other #ownvoices fiction/non-fiction suggestions.

cobwebmoth This one stuck with me. 5mo
cobwebmoth And I really enjoyed this series. 5mo
Carolyn11215 @cobwebmoth thank you. I‘ve been meaning to read Native Son for years! (edited) 5mo
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KatieDid927 Anything Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates or Jesmyn Ward. Also 5mo
silentrequiem I just bought this one but haven't read it yet. 5mo
Carolyn11215 @KatieDid927 great suggestions! Adding them to list of authors I‘ll reserve at library! 5mo
Carolyn11215 @silentrequiem I‘ve been meaning to read that...stacking. 5mo
Carolyn11215 @irre those are great suggestions! I have Homegoing on my TBR list. Time to move it up to the top!! 5mo
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CafeMom
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My first read of the year. I have had this book on my TBR list for far too long and am glad to finally have finished. The beginning with Celie and Nettie as children almost broke my heart. I really enjoyed the letter writing between Celie and Nettie. My favorite part was the ending, it brought me to tears. Alice Walker is a new author for me and I look forward to reading more of her books.

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Starfire29
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Full of hope, joy and sorrow. The emotions you will feel reading Celine‘s story. It is a tragedy that makes you believe to never give up hope no matter how tragic the circumstances.

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ajshrk90
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Giving Kindle Unlimited another whirl — I‘m noticing more of a selection than what was there a few years ago when I initially tried it out. Thanks to it I‘m plowing through my 2019 reading goal! School starts back up January 22nd and I‘m in no way mentally prepared for anymore academia. Last semester handed my ass to me. 😰

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CafeMom
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#1001books #reading1001
This book has been in my TBR list for far too long. I am happy to get to it this month. The beginning with Celie and her father almost tore my heart out. I am 100 pages in now and enjoying it.

hilded I‘m looking forward to this one as well, like you it‘s been on my TBR for years. 6mo
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ErinSueGreads
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Done!!!! I think you gave this to me @Ddzmini maybe?

Kayla.Adriena Is that like a large board you do puzzles on? I've been looking for something like that! 6mo
ErinSueGreads It is a trifold presentation board from michaels! They are like two bucks! I have a cat so I close the flaps over when I‘m not working on it @Kayla.Adriena 6mo
AlaMich @ErinSueG That is brilliant!! I have a cat too, and I pretty much figured puzzles were out of the question. 6mo
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Kayla.Adriena Does it crunch your puzzle? I had that problem with one of those roll up felt thingys 6mo
gradcat Oh, wow...just...wow...😯 6mo
thebookishtype15 That's awesome! 6mo
TiredLibrarian Very cool! 😎😊 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz 😱😱😱😱😱😱Amaaaaazing!!! Well done!! 6mo
Traci1 ❤❤❤❤❤ 6mo
Ddzmini Amazing 😉 love it 🥰 6mo
Rissreads I love the puzzle! What is it called and who makes it please! I definitely need one! 5mo
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ErinSueGreads
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Done!!!!

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EleniKara
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This book was incredible. It was raw and harsh and did not shy away from certain topics many would shy away from. Alice Walker does an incredible job with the voice, and while it took a bit for me to get into for some reason, I found myself absolutely won over with Nettie‘s development, both by character, action, and writing. To the point of living, not just surviving!

Now I must go listen to the soundtrack of the musical adaptation!

EleniKara Since word limits are my enemies: highlight really includes themes, and lesbian & bisexual representation which I was blind going in so pleasant surprise! I have to admit though I could‘ve done with less Africa chapters, those kind of slowed the pace a bit and I had a hard time focusing on them. 6mo
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TheBookbabeblog84
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Day 13: A Book with a color in the title 💜! This one is a personal favorite. #professionalbooknerd #reader #TheColorPurple

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Literaturenut
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RadicalReader @Literaturenut gorgeous penmanship love it 5mo
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1964
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I am only on page 163, and I cannot put this book down! I had always assumed The Color Purple to be a book that challenges readers to dig deep, but I had never imagined it this way! The Color Purple forces you to dive under your skin and expose your divinity. It‘s beautiful writing style provides a smooth read and makes for a book I could read a million times! And between you and I, it couldn‘t have come at a more beautiful time in life.

Cinfhen Beautiful review!! 6mo
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“There is a way that the men speak to women that reminds me too much of Pa. They listen just long enough to issue instructions. They don‘t even look at a women when women are speaking. They look at the ground and bend their heads toward the ground. The women also do not ‘look in a man‘s face‘ as they say. To look in a man‘s face is a brazen thing to do.” WOW!