The Color Pur­ple by Alice Walker

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This classic fol­lows the life of Celie, who is 14 years old when the novel be­gins. Abused and raped by her fa­ther, Celie has al­ready given birth to two chil­dren… whom her fa­ther steals. He then mar­ries her off to a wealthy man named Mister, who also ne­glects and abuses Celie. Even­tu­ally, Celie be­friends a woman named Celie, Shug Avey and the two be­gin an in­ti­mate re­la­tion­ship. This fa­mous story fol­lows Celie’s life and her ul­ti­mate jour­ney to in­de­pen­dence, love, and hap­pi­ness.

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