The Third Life Of Grange Copeland

by Alice Walker

On Sale: 05/26/2003

The Third Life Of Grange Copeland

by Alice Walker

On Sale: 05/26/2003

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About the Book

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Color Purple: a “moving, tender” novel of a Deep South tenant farmer’s quest for a new life (Publishers Weekly).

Grange Copeland, a deeply conflicted and struggling tenant farmer in the Deep South of the 1930s, leaves his family and everything he’s ever known to find happiness and respect in the cold cities of the North. This misadventure, his “second life,” proves a dismal failure that sends him back where he came from to confront his now grown-up son’s disastrous relationships with his own family, including Grange’s granddaughter, Ruth Copeland, a child that Grange grows to love. Love becomes the substance of his third and final life. He spends it in devotion to Ruth, teaching and protecting her—though the cost of doing so is almost more than he can bear.

From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, this is an “honest sensitive tale . . . leavened by those moments of humor and warmth that have enabled men and women to endure so much tragedy” (Chicago Daily News).

Critical Praise

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

"Almost no one has tried to tell us about the early lives, the INNER early lives of Black people.... Alice Walker is a storyteller." -- Robert Coles, The New Yorker

"Alice Walker is exceptionally brave, and takes on subjects at which most writers would flinch and quail..." -- Alice Adams, The San Francisco Chronicle

"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." --Essence

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780156028363
  • ISBN 10: 0156028360
  • Imprint: Amistad
  • On Sale: 05/26/2003
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / African American / Historical
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary

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