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Overview: 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. Great Movie, The Color Purple, The Colors Purple, Books Worth, Books Movies Reading, Favorite Books, Great Books, Favorite Movie, Alice Walker
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Alice Walker "The Color Purple". This is one of the best stories I have ever read. They story of a woman who seems to have no rights whatsoever and manages to get out of the hell she lives in with the help of others but mainly by being very strong herself. Alice Walker received the well-deserved Pulitzer price for this in 1983.
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The Book Thief - (This book is one of my newer favorites. It is incredible; he uses language in ways I had never before conceived of. It is perhaps an unconventional read, but it has taken its place among my favorite books of all time- as it has among all those to whom I've recommended it).