u003cbu003eWinner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker's iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book.u003c/bu003eu003cbru003eu003cbru003eA powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, u003ciu003eThe Color Purpleu003c/iu003e depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. Through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from Celie to God, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery and Sofia and their experience. u003ciu003eThe Color Purpleu003c/iu003e broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse, narrating the lives of women through their pain and struggle, companionship and growth, resilience and bravery. Deeply compassionate and beautifully imagined, Alice Walker's epic carries readers on a spirit-affirming journey towards redemption and love.