In Love and Trouble by Alice Walker
Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker’s power to depict black women; women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together by what they share in common. Taken as a whole, their stories form an enlightening, disturbing view of life in the South.
Walker dares to reveal truths about men and women, about blacks and whites, about God and love. And we, like her marvellous characters, come away transformed by knowledge and love but most of all by wonder.