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Alice Walker - Now ​is the Time to Open Your Heart
The ​Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar now gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey. In Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, Alice Walker has created a work that ranks among her ?nest achievements: the story of a woman’s spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love. Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married many times, she has lived a life rich with explorations of the natural world and the human soul. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, and flows, inexorably, into the future. As Yolo begins his own parallel voyage, Kate encounters celibates and lovers, shamans and snakes, memories of family disaster and marital discord, and emerges at a place where nothing remains but love. Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are its author’s hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is Alice Walker’s most surprising achievement.

Alice Walker - Possessing ​the Secret of Joy
When ​Alice Walker finished writing THE COLOR PURPLE she realised that she needed to tell the story of Tashi, a minor character, who had "left Africa but had taken her wound with her to America". This is Tashi's story, told in her words and the voices of the people who loved her. This extraordinarily courageous and compelling novel explores the tragic consequences of Tashi's decision to go through the female initiation ceremony.

Alice Walker - The ​Color Purple
This ​book tells the story of Celie. Raped by the man she calls father, her two children taken from her and forced into an ugly marriage, she has no one to talk to but God, until she meets a woman who offers love and support.

Alice Walker - Kedves ​Jóisten
A ​fehér déli irodalom kulcsalakja az elpusztíthatatlan és önpusztító, metszően józan és rögeszmés, istenváró és istenkáromló, könyörületes és kegyetlen ember - gondoljunk Flannery O'Connor egyszerű georgiai hőseire, akik szenvedélyes vággyal keresik a lelki kapaszkodót, vagy Carson McCullert, Kathrine Anne Porter és Eudora Welty magányosaira, a szeretet-szerelmet szomjúhozókra, az önámítókra és a magukat kifejezni nem tudókra. nem véletlenül ők a színes bőrű Alice Walker fehér példaképei. Walker 1944-ben, a georgiai Eatontonban született, nyolcgyerekes szegény családban. Mint ízig-vérig déli író, érzi, tudja, hogy a déli ember nem véletlenül olyan, amilyennek az irodalom ábrázolja. Nála azonban a déli típus a feketeközösség világában jelenik meg - s többnyire asszony. "Csak nézd meg magad - vágja a Kedves Jóisten hősnőjének fejéhez a férje. - Nigger vagy, szegény vagy, csúnya vagy, nő vagy. Az istenbe, egy nagy nulla vagy." És Celie, akinek fejlődését tizennégy esztendős korától egy emberöltőn át kísérjük figyelemmel, s aki hosszú-hosszú éveken át csak Istenhez írhatta leveleit, a maga embersége és két szeretett asszony segítsége révén mégis megáll a lábán, és szembefordul a sokszoros átokkal: "Lehetek szegény, lehetek nigger, lehetek csúnya, és meglehet, hogy főzni se tudok... De itt vagyok." Keresetlen egyszerűségében felemelő, mozgósító mű Alice Walker regénye, amelyből Steven Spielberg készített nagy sikerű filmet.

Alice Walker - The ​Way Forward is with a Broken Heart
From ​the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, fiction and autobiography blend in this fabulously rich collection of short stories 'These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as the woman I was to become' The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart starts with a lyrical, autobiographical story of the breakdown of a marriage during the early years of the civil rights movement. Alice Walker then goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage. Filled with wonder at the capacity of humans to move through love and loss, this is an uplifting read that showcases the authors warmth, wit and wisdom.

Alice Walker - The ​Temple of My Familiar
Transcending ​the conventions of time and place, Walker's novel moves from contemporary America, England, and Africa to unfamiliar primal worlds, where women, men, and animals socialize in surprising ways. The author of The Color Purple has created a mesmerizing novel of vision and spirit.

Alice Walker - By ​The Light of My Father's Smile
A ​family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico – the writer-to-be Susannah: her sister Magdalena; their father and mother. There, amid a people called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them forever. This is also the story of a father’s spirit, of a man watching over his two daughters as they grow and change, becoming their unique selves. A deeply sensual novel, _By the Light of My Father’s Smile_ explores the richness of female sexuality as a celebration of life, affirming the belief that “love is both timeless and beyond.”

Alice Walker - Bíborszín
Alice ​Walker 1982-ben megjelent Pulitzer-díjas, Steven Spielberg által 1987-ben megfilmesített levélregényének üzenete időn és téren átívelő. A túlélés legelemibb, örök érvényű szabályára tanítja meg az olvasót: soha ne add fel! A történet főhőse, az afroamerikai gettó patriarchális, szexista szabályainak fogságában vergődő Celie a kiúttalanságból kezdetben a spiritualitás világában próbál megnyugvást és feloldozást keresni. Az események sodrában azonban két szeretett nő hatására fokozatosan felismeri az egyház fehér férfiak által uralt álszent, képmutató világát. Ráébred, hogy az emberi lét értelmét nem kizárólag a túlvilágban, hanem esetleg a jelenben is érdemes megtalálni. Celine emberi, női, szexuális és kreatív öntudatra ébredése izgalmas és megrázó olvasmány. Walker klasszikusa biztos iránytűt ad mindazok kezébe, akik úgy érzik, hogy reménytelennek tűnő helyzetükből nem találják a kiutat. A mű 1987-ben Kedves Jóisten címen jelent meg az Európa Könyvkiadó gondozásában. "Ez a csodák könyve, durva nyelvezete és nehéz sorsú szereplői ellenére is. Tanúságtétel a szeretet ereje mellett. És amellett is, hogy mindannyiunknak ugyanolyan jogunk van az életre. Bármit is gondoljanak rólunk a többiek." Karafiáth Orsolya

Alice Walker - Meridian
"When ​we meet Meridian Hill in the opening pages of this novel, she is leading a demonstration by a group of black children in a small town in the deep south. The children are very like the child Meridian was; the town is very like the one she was born in; town and children alike are part of something Meridian chose to leave when, in a spirit of idle curiosity, she volunteered to help the civil rights movement in her native town. Her story is a tally of the cost of following through the consequences of that decision. It involves not only a break with her upbringing and the desertion of her child, who was part of that upbringing, but also a break with three people who became enmeshed in the new life Meridian had chosen: Anne-Marion, her friend from college; Truman, her lover; and Lynne, Truman's wife. All three believe like Meridian, in the cause of civil rights; but in their different ways each is destroyed because they need a cause more than the cause needs them. The price Meridian pays buys, for her alone, a resolution that is neither desperation nor defeat. Alice Walker's achievement is to bring home to us the cost of commitment to a cause both to those who want to help and to those they try to serve; and to do this through characters whom their creator never has to manipulate because she has endowed them with all the complexity of real people who can, alas, manipulate themselves all to ably in the cause of tragedy. Yet this is also a heartening book, because just as Meridian's friends connive at their own defeat with complete credibility, so Meridian Hill becomes a true heroine, in whose honesty, strength and dignity we believe completely." About the Author Best-selling novelist ALICE WALKER is the author of five other novels, five collections of short stories, six collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, including the most recent Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and several children’s books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages.

Alice Walker - The ​Complete Stories
'Stories ​are, after all, like a thumbprint. Unique to the soul and heart they are by creation attached' Comprising two volumes - In Love and Trouble and You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down - The Complete stories is a rich smorgasbord of tales that showcases three decades of the author's work. They show the immense range of Alice Walker's talent, from humour to stories of love, race and politics, reaffirming her position as one of the most important writers of the past 50 years.

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