The Third Life of Grange Copeland

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Alice Walker's powerful first novel. Alice Walker's first book recounts the lives of three generations growing up in Georgia, where the author herself grew up. Grange Copeland is a black tenant farmer who is forced to leave his land and family in search of a better future. He heads North but discovers that the racism and poverty he experienced in the South are, in fact, everywhere. When he returns to Georgia years later he finds that his son Brownfield has been imprisoned for the murder of his wife. But hope comes in the ...

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sorrygnat

Dec 16, 2012

Another vital Alice Walker book

I don't know why this book is overlooked; it's profound in writing, in content, in brutality and hope, in generational change, and it gives an overview of lives with no choice; I mention it a lot to my writing students, and I finally found a copy. I've read all of Alice Walker. Find this book.

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