THE COLOR PURPLE is a highly awarded book and with good reason. Author Alice Walker was given both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for Fiction for this 1985 bestseller. THE COLOR PURPLE is the story of Celie --- a young girl abused by her father, then married off to a violent and angry man --- who maintains her dignity and strength through her relationships with her beloved sister and Shug, a flamboyant blues singer who enters her life while having an affair with Celie's husband. With Shug's love comes great courage and Celie finds a new person inside herself, awaiting bloom.
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