The color purple
The color purple

Walker, Alice, 1944-


1st Harvest ed.

Publication Information
Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2003.

Physical Description
288 p. ; 21 cm.

Reading Level
HL 670 L Lexile

Subject Term
African American women -- Fiction.
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Fiction.
Abused wives -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Southern States -- Fiction.

Epistolary fiction.

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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