All library locations are closed Monday, Jan 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Living by the word: Essays

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
In meditative and passionate prose, these provocative essays explore feminist, environmental, and political issues and shed new light on racial debates, including the controversy surrounding Walker's bestseller, The Color Purple.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID eb964a97-ba1e-1236-6d44-85c8e9958402
Grouping Title living by the word selected writings 1973 1987
Grouping Author walker alice
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-18 22:45:10PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-19 00:53:38AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Alice Walker
author_display Alice Walker
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction

In Walker's second collection of essays, the author helps readers understand her ambitions as an artist, citizen of the world, and spiritual seeker  In a follow-up to her collection of essays, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, Walker takes a look at a vast range of issues both personal and global, from her experience with the filming of The Color Purple, to the history of African-American narrative traditions, to global threats of pollution and nuclear war. Walker travels broadly and maintains an eye for detail, resulting in a captivating journey of conscience by one of the most distinctive political and artistic voices in America. Readers will find inspiration and insights in even the briefest entries of this enthralling anthology.  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.

format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id eb964a97-ba1e-1236-6d44-85c8e9958402
isbn 9780151529001, 9781453224076
item_details ils:CARL0000018170|35192001768286|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|818.54 W17L|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000018170|B00132738|Overton High - Teen Non-Fiction|818.54 WAL PB 9.00|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, overdrive:af2a6f95-9e26-4bf0-a16d-a41f96c38891|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-01-19T06:53:38.58Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 818.54 W17L
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780151529001
publishDate 1988, 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000018170|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,|c1988.|xxi, 196 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:af2a6f95-9e26-4bf0-a16d-a41f96c38891|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media|2011|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:af2a6f95-9e26-4bf0-a16d-a41f96c38891 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000018170 35192001768286 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
title_display Living by the word : selected writings, 1973-1987
title_full Living by the Word Essays, Living by the word : selected writings, 1973-1987 / by Alice Walker
title_short Living by the word :
title_sub Essays
topic_facet Literary Criticism, Nonfiction