The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult
By Alice Walker
New York: Scribner, 1996;

In Walker’s important new book, The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult, the Mendocino County-based author revisits the film set of The Color Purple, describing her personal reactions to the whole experience, in brave, naked detail.

At the start of the book Walker poses the question, “What did I learn from… Continue reading

This collection of essays is a unique celebration of women’s stories and spirituality through the ages.


Alice Walker traces the umbilical thread linking women writers through history – from her discovery of Zora Neale Hurston and her collections of black folklore, to the work of Jean Toomer, Buchi Emecheta and Flannery O’Connor.  She also looks back at the highs and lows of the… Continue reading

You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Short Stories
A natural evolution from the earlier, much acclaimed short story collection In Love & Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated.  No longer do they excuse the aggression of others, no longer are they suspended in their unhappy condition.  The women here claim every bit of the space they make.

  These are modern stories: … Continue reading