|Award(s):||National Book Award (1983)|
|Pulitzer Prize (1983)|
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.
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This is a disturbing and interesting read. Written in letters or diary format it is surprisingly not dull but sets the reader up to look forward to what is coming next. The story is told mainly about Celie, a young black woman who suffers abuse and trauma so that she finds it hard to trust or truly love. As people come into her life from whom she learns that she is a worthwhile person, the story weaves in and around many aspects of her life and relationships. The language is crude at times.
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Jan 7th, 2018
really liked but didn't love. I read it just before the movie came out (and because I wouldn't see the movie without first reading the book). To be honest I don't remember which I liked more. Tried to watch the movie with my teen daughter but we didn't make it all the way through....
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Very good book, I could hardly put it down and ended up reading it in less than a day.
Jan 6th, 2014
This was something purely amazing. Left me in tears and I was grateful...
Aug 15th, 2013
Really great book.
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