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Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

ISBN-10: 0345407954
ISBN-13: 9780345407955
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: Alice Walker
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Description: "These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

"These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as the woman I was to become." So says Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker about her beautiful new book, in which "one of the best American writers today" (The Washington Post) gives us superb stories based on rich truths from her own experience. Imbued with Walker's wise philosophy and understanding of people, the spirit, sex and love, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart begins with a lyrical, autobiographical story of a marriage set in the violent and volatile Deep South during the early years of the civil rights movement. Walker goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage—a life, she writes, that was "marked by deep sea-changes and transitions." These provocative stories showcase Walker's hard-won knowledge of love of many kinds and of the relationships that shape our lives, as well as her infectious sense of humor and joy. Filled with wonder at the power of the life force and of the capacity of human beings to move through love and loss and healing to love again, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart is an enriching, passionate book by "a lavishly gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review). From the Hardcover edition.

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. 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 Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

Preface
To My Young Husband
To My Young Husband
Kindred Spirits
Orelia and John
Olive Oil
Cuddling
Charms
There Was a River
There Was a River
Big Sister, Little Sister
Uncle Loaf and Auntie Putt-Putt
Blaze
Growing Out
Growing Out
Conscious Birth
This Is How It Happened
This Is How It Happened
The Brotherhood of the Saved
The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart
Epilogue: The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

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