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New Year, New Books to love in January

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Someone in London is cooking up murder


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How much would you risk to turn your life around?


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RT TOP PICK! What if your prime suspects in a hefty art theft are two men you simply can't resist?


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In Nashville the music is louder, the dreams are bigger, and love can bring a cowboy to his knees.


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A broken promise, a terrifying legacy



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Also by Alice Walker:

The Chicken Chronicles, May 2011
Hardcover
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, October 2010
Hardcover
The Color Purple, May 2003
Trade Size (reprint)

The Color Purple
Alice Walker

Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983. A feminist novel about an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment, the novel was praised for the depth of its female characters and for its eloquent use of black English vernacular.

Harvest Books
May 2003
Featuring: Celie
300 pages
ISBN: 0156028352
Trade Size (reprint)
$14.00
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Historical

Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister," a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self.

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Oprah - November 11, 2005
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