The Color Purple (Paperback)

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This book is perfect for anyone who finds themselves searching. Whether you’re searching for God, love, happiness, or all of the above, Alice Walker uses Celie and many other characters to speak to your soul and open your heart to the world and all that it can offer. Please note that this book is beautifully raw and unfiltered. Read at your own risk and enjoy.

Also Available as both Audiobook and E-book.

-Recommended by Sabrina

— From May 2017 Staff Picks


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780156031820
ISBN-10: 0156031825
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2006
Pages: 294
Language: English