THE Temple of My Familiar Alice Walker original book cover
OVER FOUR MONTHS A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


“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. Essence

“As a sequel to The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar is a major achievement.”
- Chicago Tribune


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