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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart

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Publisher Comments:

In Now is the Time to Open Your Heart, Alice Walker has created a work that ranks among her finest achievements: the story of a woman's spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love. Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married many times, she has lived a life rich with explorations of the natural world and the human soul. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, and flows inexorably into the future. As Yolo begins his own parallel voyage, Kate encounters celibates and lovers, shamans and snakes, memories of family disaster and marital discord, emerging at a place where nothing remains but love. Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are Alice Walker's hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is her most mature achievement.

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"Walker's dreamlike novel incorporates the political and spiritual consciousness and emotional style for which she is known and appreciated." Booklist

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"An aging writer relates the lessons she's learned from life — an unconvincing mix of the politically correct and fabulous — while navigating the Colorado and Amazon rivers." Kirkus Reviews

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"Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple comes a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey.

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ISBN:
9781400061730
Author:
Walker, Alice
Publisher:
Random House
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Heart?</u><br><b, Alice Walker<br><br>Q. What inspired you to write <u>Now Is the Time to Open Your
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Alice Walker<br><br>Q. What inspired you to write <u>Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart?</u><br><br>A. My friend Gloria Steinem often comments that for a woman over fifty the territory is largely u
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O, paradise hoping to have a vacation. It is impossible to avoid the condition of the local people.
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s mother, who was murdered when he was a boy. The legend of her life and death made a huge impressi
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If, s sexuality. It is important to write about these things in a way that accepts them as natural.
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needs to bounce herself off the ribaldry and humor of women her own age, pioneering, as she is, a new way of being.<br><br>Because that is precisely what is happening. We are pioneering. Deep insid
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d had a step-grandmother who was kind and loving.<br><br>This revelation, that I missed my grandmoth
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focused on the truth of our situation as human beings who have lost our way.<br><br>Q. Why so many story tellers in <u>Now is the Time to Open Your Heart?</u> Friends, partners, lovers, shamans, sp
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that one of these men, angry that she refused his advances, shot her down in the churchyard, leaving
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needs to bounce herself off the ribaldry and humor of women her own age, pioneering, as she is, a ne
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that men were always after her, even after she married and was the mother of five children
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s gravity, and graying hair, but also various aches and pains we may never have experienced before.
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s mother, who was murdered when he was a boy. The legend of her life and death made a huge impression on me as a child. That she was beautiful
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s mother, who was murdered when he was a boy. The legend of her life and death made a huge impressi
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If, s sexuality. It is important to write about these things in a way that accepts them as natural.
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and everything, our bodies especially, changes. Wisdom lies in accepting this.<br><br>Q. There is a Buddhist thread in <u>Now is the Time to Open Your Heart.</u> How is Buddhism of interest to you?
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Heart?</u><br><b, Alice Walker<br><br>Q. What inspired you to write <u>Now Is the Time to Open Your
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s warm! <br><br>For this particular novel, in which medicinal mushrooms and ayahuasca (a plant medi
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stories give sensation to the heart. If The Grandmother archetype teaches one huge thing it is that the mind is limited in a way the heart is not. This oceanic heart which is loving without being se
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that, stories give sensation to the heart. If The Grandmother archetype teaches one huge thing it is
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many, focused on the truth of our situation as human beings who have lost our way.<br><br>Q. Why so
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and everything, our bodies especially, changes. Wisdom lies in accepting this.<br><br>Q. There is
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s sexuality. It is important to write about these things in a way that accepts them as natural. If more novels were written and read in which women experience menopause and men experience its counter
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s partner, Yolo, goes on his own journey, almost by accident. Was this necessary for the continuati
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s or a nursing home, but intense, concentrated, her true size
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s fierceness) seems to have left the world, because the power of the elder feminine presence has bee
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is, s life when she really must go on walk-about. The same way Nunga people of Australia do. There
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d had a step-grandmother who was kind and loving.<br><br>This revelation, that I missed my grandmother terribly, and felt lost as I entered the latter part of my life, helped me to understand how muc
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s experience represents what happens to almost anyone these days who goes to a &#8220
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O, paradise hoping to have a vacation. It is impossible to avoid the condition of the local people.
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s life when she really must go on walk-about. The same way Nunga people of Australia do. There is an inner calling, a sense that wherever it is that we are is lacking the answer. This may in fact n
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Frightened women and children, elders and animals, where the men dictating the wars apparently see
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s fierceness) seems to have left the world, because the power of the elder feminine presence has bee
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s gravity, and graying hair, but also various aches and pains we may never have experienced before. There is likely to be a change in libido as well. And there are choices to be made about how one m
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Heart, longer than anyone can even calculate. The title of the novel <u>Now Is the Time To Open Your
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embellishing, the very different political and cultural setting in Mexico sparking my imagination and
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that one of these men, angry that she refused his advances, shot her down in the churchyard, leaving my grandfather to attempt to raise my father and his siblings alone. This legend was in fact so co
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that, stories give sensation to the heart. If The Grandmother archetype teaches one huge thing it is
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that one of these men, angry that she refused his advances, shot her down in the churchyard, leaving
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s partner, Yolo, goes on his own journey, almost by accident. Was this necessary for the continuation of their relationship?<br><br>A. Very necessary. Women today are much less likely than at any t
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needs to bounce herself off the ribaldry and humor of women her own age, pioneering, as she is, a ne
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s fierceness) seems to have left the world, because the power of the elder feminine presence has been so thoroughly suppressed. It is fighting now to emerge again as it existed in the distant past:
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embellishing, the very different political and cultural setting in Mexico sparking my imagination and
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paradise hoping to have a vacation. It is impossible to avoid the condition of the local people. Once you acknowledge their suffering, your vacation is over, but your reconnection to authentic life
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many of us have shifted out of confining work, career or social obligations. We may or may not be i
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and everything, our bodies especially, changes. Wisdom lies in accepting this.<br><br>Q. There is
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many of us have shifted out of confining work, career or social obligations. We may or may not be in a primary relationship with another person. And are not, generally, obsessed over this. Passion i
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Heart, longer than anyone can even calculate. The title of the novel <u>Now Is the Time To Open Your
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the very different political and cultural setting in Mexico sparking my imagination and embellishing my dreams. It is always a joy to create a novel in a place that&#8217
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s gravity, and graying hair, but also various aches and pains we may never have experienced before.
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many, focused on the truth of our situation as human beings who have lost our way.<br><br>Q. Why so
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many of us have shifted out of confining work, career or social obligations. We may or may not be i
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Self-actualization
Subject:
Amazon River Region
Subject:
Separation
Subject:
Colorado River.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 35
Publication Date:
April 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.34x6.54x.81 in. 1.06 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Random House - English 9781400061730 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Walker's dreamlike novel incorporates the political and spiritual consciousness and emotional style for which she is known and appreciated."
"Review" by , "An aging writer relates the lessons she's learned from life — an unconvincing mix of the politically correct and fabulous — while navigating the Colorado and Amazon rivers."
"Review" by , "Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer."
"Synopsis" by , From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple comes a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey.
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