Monday, February 6, 2012

The Color PurpleThe Color Purple by Alice Walker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a truthful look at life from the eyes of two sisters separated by space but not by time. The book is written as a series of epistles that move the reader through the time apart and between two sisters caught in the transforming times they live in." They both grow before the readers eyes, and their letters to each other bridge the gaps apart. This is a story about faith, hope and love.
This book is compelling and at times offending. It offends because Alice Walker does not hold back, she shares her views of the relationship between whites and blacks in this torn up world. She shares her views on what is progress and how it affects the natives. She shares a truth that needs to be written, for if it is was told to us we would want to verbally fight back.

(I hope to write more tomorrow after listening to the discussion held at the main branch library at 12:15.)

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