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Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000 / edited by Valerie Boyd.

Walker, Alice, 1944- (author.). Boyd, Valerie, (editor.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432897987
  • ISBN: 1432897985
  • Physical Description: 816 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print edition previously published by: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Formatted Contents Note:
Marriage, movement, and Mississippi / the 1960s -- The nature of this flower is to bloom / the 1970s -- Be nobody's darling / the 1980s -- You can't keep a good woman down / the 1990s.
Summary, etc.:
"For the first time, the edited journals of Alice Walker are gathered together to reflect the complex, passionate, talented, and acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner of The Color Purple. She intimately explores her thoughts and feelings as a woman, a writer, an African-American, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a lover, a sister, a friend, a citizen of the world. In an unvarnished and singular voice, she explores an astonishing array of events: marching in Mississippi with other foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.; her marriage to a Jewish lawyer, defying laws that barred interracial marriage in the 1960s South; an early miscarriage; writing her first novel; the trials and triumphs of the Women's Movement; erotic encounters and enduring relationships; the ancestral visits that led her to write The Color Purple; winning the Pulitzer Prize; being admired and maligned, sometimes in equal measure, for her work and her activism; and burying her mother. A powerful blend of Walker's personal life with political events, this revealing collection offers rare insight into a literary legend"--provided by publisher.
Subject: Walker, Alice, 1944- > Diaries.
Authors, American > 20th century > Diaries.
African American women authors > Diaries.
Social reformers > United States > Diaries.
Genre: Diaries.
Large type books.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Jefferson County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold LP 813.54 WALKER (Text) 30061100066543 Large Print Available -

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