Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Book 95: The Color Purple and Book Stats.

Title: The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker (1944- )

First Published: 1982
My Edition: Pocket Books (pictured at right)
Pages: 295

Other Works Include: Meridian (1976), To Hell with Dying (1988), Finding the Green Stone (1991), The Same River Twice (1996) and more...

I have eyed this one on more than one occasion since starting this project. I usually picked it up whenever I saw a review, since it is such a powerful book. I have read it twice before, but not recently, and the time has certainly come. I am looking for one of those powerful, "move me emotionally" kind of titles, and this certainly fits the bill.

Out of curiosity, has anyone read any of Walker's other books? I was looking around for lists of her other published titles and I'll be honest, I hadn't heard of any of them. I also can't recall seeing reviews of any titles, but that might be my brain not remembering. :)


  1. I just read one of her newer ones; it was my first experience with Walker and definitely an interesting one. A bit didactic for my tastes, but her writing style was quite powerful!

  2. I haven't read any of her other books, but I really liked The Color Purple.

  3. It took me a while to get use to the language but as soon as I got past that I really enjoyed this novel.

  4. I suggest Meridian, which is a companion of sorts to The Color Purple. It examines the sexism in the civil rights movement, among other topics. I really liked it :)