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Gathering Blossoms Under Fire

(2018)
A non fiction book by

 
 
From National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and edited by critic and writer Valerie Boyd, comes an unprecedented compilation of Walker's fifty years of journals drawing an intimate portrait of her development over five decades as an artist, human rights and women's activist, and intellectual.

For the first time, the edited journals of Alice Walker are gathered together to reflect the complex, passionate, talented, and acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner of The Color Purple. She intimately explores her thoughts and feelings as a woman, a writer, an African-American, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a lover, a sister, a friend, a citizen of the world.

In an unvarnished and singular voice, she explores an astonishing array of events: marching in Mississippi with other foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.; her marriage to a Jewish lawyer, defying laws that barred interracial marriage in the 1960s South; an early miscarriage; writing her first novel; the trials and triumphs of the Women's Movement; erotic encounters and enduring relationships; the ancestral visits that led her to write The Color Purple; winning the Pulitzer Prize; being admired and maligned, sometimes in equal measure, for her work and her activism; and burying her mother. A powerful blend of Walker's personal life with political events, this revealing collection offers rare insight into a literary legend.



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Hardback Editions

April 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker
Author(s): Alice Walker, Valerie Boyd
ISBN: 1-4767-7315-7 / 978-1-4767-7315-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: 37 Ink
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker
Author(s): Alice Walker, Valerie Boyd
ISBN: 0-297-60838-X / 978-0-297-60838-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker
Author(s): Alice Walker, Valerie Boyd
ISBN: 1-5011-7644-7 / 978-1-5011-7644-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon + Schuster Inc.
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker
Author(s): Alice Walker, Valerie Boyd
ISBN: 0-297-60839-8 / 978-0-297-60839-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2022 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker
Author(s): Alice Walker, Valerie Boyd
Publisher: 37 Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker
Author(s): Alice Walker, Valerie Boyd
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU