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The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

(2000)
A collection of stories by

 
 
"These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as the woman I was to become."

So says Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker about her beautiful new book, in which "one of the best American writers today" (The Washington Post) gives us superb stories based on rich truths from her own experience. Imbued with Walker's wise philosophy and understanding of people, the spirit, sex and love, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart begins with a lyrical, autobiographical story of a marriage set in the violent and volatile Deep South during the early years of the civil rights movement. Walker goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage--a life, she writes, that was "marked by deep sea-changes and transitions." These provocative stories showcase Walker's hard-won knowledge of love of many kinds and of the relationships that shape our lives, as well as her infectious sense of humor and joy. Filled with wonder at the power of the life force and of the capacity of human beings to move through love and loss and healing to love again, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart is an enriching, passionate book by "a lavishly gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review).

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 1-4176-6204-2 / 978-1-4176-6204-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7862-3355-9 / 978-0-7862-3355-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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February 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7043-5077-7 / 978-0-7043-5077-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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October 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-679-45587-6 / 978-0-679-45587-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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Paperback Editions

2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7538-1972-4 / 978-0-7538-1972-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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October 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-7043-4688-5 / 978-0-7043-4688-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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October 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-345-40795-4 / 978-0-345-40795-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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January 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart
Author(s): Alice Walker
ISBN: 0-9651180-2-9 / 978-0-9651180-2-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart: Stories (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart
Author(s): Alice Walker
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK