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The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
"Intense Emotional Impact...Indelibly Affecting...A Lavishly Gifted Writer" -- The New York Times Book Review — Life wasn't easy for Celie. But she knew how to survive, needing little to get by. — Then her husband's lover, a flamboyant blues singer, barreled into her world and gave Celie the courage to ask for more -- to laugh, to play, and finall...  more
ISBN-13: 9780671617028
ISBN-10: 0671617028
Publication Date: 6/1985
Pages: 295
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4.1 stars, based on 196 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Fantastic book - the characters leap off the page! The tale of Celie's miserable life with Mister, her love for her sister, Nettie, and her infatuation with Mister's lover, Shug Avery weave into each other and develop into a masterpiece by the end of the book. Be warned, however, that the book delves much deeper into the relationship between Celie and Shug than the movie does - there is a rather graphic scene in the book that was not included in the movie, for obvious reasons.
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One of the most incredible books I've EVER read. A true classic: funny, poignant, completely unforgettable.
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Loved this book. Hate to give it up, but have to make room for all my new books. You just cheer for Celie all through it.

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I was very young the first time I read this so I thought Id give it another shot. I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time around, however, the changes that happen to Nettie during her last year or so before she reunites with Celie are not as believable as the other events that take place throughout the story. And though her letters to Celie remain about the same length throughout, the last few somehow feel rushed and not as detailed. With that said, whether in the book or on the big screen, I find it oh so touching when the sisters finally reunite. And I was very pleased with how all of the characters find some inner peace that provides them with the strength to be more accepting of one another and appreciate the small things in life. I cant ever pass by purple flowers or a purple field and not think of Shug, Celie, and Sofia!
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This is literally my favorite book ever. It's so emotionally touching and well written. I will always recommend it.
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What an awesome book! A slice of reality but with a large dose of HOPE. A wonderful read that you won't be able to put down. You'll want to see the movie (Oprah stars in it) after you read the book.


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