Synopses & Reviews
Despondent over the futility of life in the South, black tenant farmer Grange Copeland leaves his wife and son in Georgia to head North. After meeting an equally humiliating existence there, he returns to Georgia, years later, to find his son, Brownfield, imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the guardian of the couple's youngest daughter, Grange Copeland is looking at his third -- and final -- chance to free himself from spiritual and social enslavement.
"Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer." The New York Tiems Book Review
"Alice Walker is one of the best American writers of today." The Washington Post
"Walker dares to reveal truths about men and women, about blacks and whites, about God and love....And we, like Alice Walker's marvelous characters, come away transformed by knowledge and love but most of all by wonder." Essense
"[Alice Walker] shrinks from no moral or emotional complexity....She is a marvelous writer." San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple, which was preceded by The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.