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The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date October 1, 2001
Pages 200
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345407955
ISBN-10 0345407954
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The author presents a collection of short fiction loosely based on her own life, including 'To My Young Husband,' which describes life amid the turbulence of the Deep South at the dawn of the civil rights movement. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as the woman I was to become."

So says Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker about her beautiful new book, in which "one of the best American writers today" (The Washington Post) gives us superb stories based on rich truths from her own experience. Imbued with Walker's wise philosophy and understanding of people, the spirit, sex and love, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart begins with a lyrical, autobiographical story of a marriage set in the violent and volatile Deep South during the early years of the civil rights movement. Walker goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage—a life, she writes, that was "marked by deep sea-changes and transitions." These provocative stories showcase Walker's hard-won knowledge of love of many kinds and of the relationships that shape our lives, as well as her infectious sense of humor and joy. Filled with wonder at the power of the life force and of the capacity of human beings to move through love and loss and healing to love again, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart is an enriching, passionate book by "a lavishly gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review).

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679455875 Book cover for 9780786233557
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 1, 2001)
9780786233557 | details & prices | 287 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The author presents a collection of short fiction loosely based on her own life, including 'To My Young Husband,' which describes life amid the turbulence of the Deep South at the dawn of the civil rights movement.
1 edition from Random House Inc (October 1, 2000)
9780679455875 | details & prices | 200 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.85 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $23.95
About: The author presents a collection of short fiction loosely based on her own life, including 'To My Young Husband,' which describes life amid the turbulence of the Deep South at the dawn of the civil rights movement.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345407955
 
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from Ballantine Books (October 1, 2001)
9780345407955 | details & prices | 200 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The author presents a collection of short fiction loosely based on her own life, including 'To My Young Husband,' which describes life amid the turbulence of the Deep South at the dawn of the civil rights movement.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417662043
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2001)
9781417662043 | details & prices | 200 pages | 5.75 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $25.75
About: The author presents a collection of short fiction loosely based on her own life, including 'To My Young Husband,' which describes life amid the turbulence of the Deep South at the dawn of the civil rights movement.

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