You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

by Alice Walker

Paperback, 1982


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Harvest Books (1982), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 170 pages


Fourteen short stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author about strong women--their struggles and joys.

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LibraryThing member monado
The stories are good and... I wonder how many of the most telling touches are experiences that the author heard others relate or even autobiographical. As usual, she mentions the oppression of racial prejudice and discrimination in the U.S. which did not make it into either history books nor most people's concept of social history.… (more)
LibraryThing member sofree
Beautifully written this classic by Alice Walker captures the experiences of African American women. Walker boldly writes about subject matters that are usually ignored. I absolutely enjoyed this book.
LibraryThing member Muscogulus
This is a great collection of stories. I guess my favorite is the first, "Nineteen Fifty-Five," an entertaining story guaranteed to distress Elvis cultists.

Are you Gracie Mae Still? asked the old guy, when I opened the door and put my hand on the lock inside the screen.

And I don’t need to buy a thing, said I.

What makes you think we’re sellin’? he asks, in that hearty Southern way that makes my eyeballs ache.

Alice Walker is often pigeonholed as a "women's writer," so of course men especially need to read her. Anyway she won't fit in a pigeonhole.

Titles include "The Lover," "Porn," "The Abortion," and "How Did I Get Away with Killing One of the Biggest Lawyers in the State? It Was Easy." If they make you nervous, then you're the man I'm talking about who ought to read this book. Go on, it won't bite you.… (more)


Physical description

170 p.; 5.5 x 1 inches


0156997789 / 9780156997782

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