THE SAME RIVER TWICE. Honoring the Difficult.
New York: Scribners, 1996. First edition This copy is inscribed by the author who has added the date of the inscription; "2-15-97." Here the author tries to come to terms with the aftermath of her three extraordinary gifts; a widely praised novel, the Pulitzer Prize and an offer from Steven Spielberg to make a film from her book The Color Purple. Ths book chronicles that period of transition, from recluse to public figure, and invites us to contemplate, along with her, the true signifcance of extraordinary gifts, especially when they are coupled, as in Walker's case, with the most severe criticism, overt hostility, and public censure from one's community of choice. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket Hardcover 0684814196 (Item ID: ESB11856)