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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. C

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Author Alice Walker

Pages 245

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published Date 1982

ISBN 9780156031820 0156031825


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stephen_sowle shared a tip "Wrenching, lyrical, thought provoking"

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nikki_e_3222 shared a tip "Not a light read, but -so- worth it."

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jae_chu shared a tip "Loved the beautiful story of realities and their loves and hurts."

eleena_rath shared a tip "I definite recommend it! It’s my favorite book. But be warned, there is some talk of rape and incest right at the beginning."

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chelsea_grindrod shared a tip "I have read this book so many times. Definitely a page turner."

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deveon_felder shared a tip "Its a very good book and a very good movie"

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zeerak_hassan shared a tip "Meant to put her on my to read list"

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eric_walker_sr. shared a tip "Its the dynamic between Celie and Albert for me!"

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nyesha_cammack shared a tip "@tristen_fw YES, I have to read her other books. I was very pleased by the writing style Walker did in this book"

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amanda_fuller_7510 shared a tip "Everyone should read this book to understand the pain that black women go through and still show up every day to triumph ."

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sheree_cooks shared a tip "A classic! Must read if you like historical dramas!"

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martha_welsh_4555 shared a tip "In my humble opinion this book should be required reading."

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larah_williams shared a tip "beautiful well written story that helps open our eyes to the past hardships of african american people"

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