“The richness of Alice Walker’s new novel is amazing, overwhelming. A hundred themes and subjects spin through it, dozens of characters, a whirl of time and places. None is touched superficially: all the people are passionate actors and sufferers, and everything they talk about is urgent, a matter truly of life and death. They’re like Dostoyevsky’s characters, relentlessly raising the great moral questions and pushing one another towards self-knowledge, honesty, engagement.” - Ursula K. LeGuin, The San Francisco Review of Books
THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR unfolds disquieting truths and mysteries; evils that resound through history; and wonders that attain the power of legend. “Walker holds a rare place…in the history of … writers….THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR is brilliant.
“As a sequel to The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar is a major achievement.” - Chicago Tribune