Books written by Alice Walker

The Cushion in the Road

April 1, 2014 | 384 pages
A collection of essays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple addresses a wide range topics from the spiritual to the political, including racism, Africa, President Obama, Palestinians and healthcare. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

The World Will Follow Joy

April 1, 2014 | 208 pages
This collection of poetry from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple features verse that pays tribute to Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem and the Dalai Lama and also deals with anger, forgiveness and wisdom. 17,500 first printing.  More Info

The Temple of My Familiar

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | July 16, 2019 | 416 pages
Described by the author as “a romance of the last 500,000 years,” Walker's novel offers a poetic narrative of the black experience in America.  More Info

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

September 10, 2013 | 184 pages
Alice Walker sums up the premise and purpose for this year of poems in her Preface: “I was born into a family of eight siblings. I am the youngest. Five of us have died. I share losses, health concerns, and other challenges common to the human condition, especially in these times of war, poverty,... More Info

The World Will Follow Joy

April 2, 2013 | 192 pages
In this luminous collection of poems, Walker casts her eye on history, politics, and nature, as well as world figures. In tributes to such people as Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama, she reminds us of the urgency of our times and of our human capacity to come together and take... More Info

The Cushion in the Road

April 2, 2013 | 336 pages
In her newest collection of wide-ranging meditations on our intertwined personal, spiritual, and political destinies, Alice Walker writes that ?we are beyond a rigid category of color, sex, or spirituality if we are truly alive.” For the millions of her devoted fans?and for readers of Walker's... More Info

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For

The New Press | November 21, 2007 | 257 pages
In a collection of spiritual and political reflections, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple offers a voice of serenity, clarity, and insight in an all too chaotic modern world as she shares her thoughts on freedom, environmental awareness, compassion, and peace, both within... More Info

Possessing the Secret of Joy

New Press, The | April 1, 2008 | 286 pages
Severely traumatized after suffering genital mutilation in her native Africa, Tashi Johnson spends much of her adult life in North America seeking help through psychoanalysis and desperate to regain the ability to feel.  More Info

The World Has Changed

November 1, 2011 | 368 pages
A series of conversations between writer Alice Walker and other literary and cultural figures, including Gloria Steinem, Howard Zinn, Pema Chodron and Claudia Tate is arranged chronologically from 1973 through 2009. Reprint.  More Info