1. In Love & Trouble

    Stories

    Alice Walker

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    Though they come from wildly different backgrounds, the women in these stories all strive for liberation from painful realities

    Here are stories of women traveling with the weight of broken dreams, with kids in tow, with doubt and regret, with memories of lost loves, with lovers who have their own hard pasts and hard edges. Some from the South, some from the North, some rich and some poor, the characters that inhabit In Love & Trouble all seek a measure of self-fulfillment, even as they struggle with difficult circumstances and limiting social conventions.

    The stories that make up Alice Walker’s debut short fiction collection reflect her tenacious commitment to face brutal and sometimes melancholy truths while also illuminating the ways in which the courageous pursuit of love brings hope to even the most harrowing lives.

    This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
  2. Pub Date
    11/22/2011
    Publisher
    Open Road Integrated Media
    ISBN13
    9781453223956
    Format
    Ebook

Editorial Reviews

  • “Alice Walker shrinks for no moral or emotional complexity, and she writes consummately skillful short stories.” —San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Alice Walker is one of the best American writers of today.” —The Washington Post

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About the author

Alice Walker

Alice Walker (b. 1944), one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

 

Photo by Pratibha Parmar (c) Kali Films Ltd.