By Alice Walker
The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The colour Purple, Possessing the key of pleasure, and The Temple of My Familiar now offers us a gorgeous new novel that's instantly a deeply relocating own tale and a strong non secular trip.
In Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, Alice Walker has created a piece that ranks between her ?nest achievements: the tale of a woman’s non secular experience that turns into a passage via time, a quest for self, and a collision with love.
Kate has continually been a wanderer. A well-published writer, married time and again, she has lived a existence wealthy with explorations of the wildlife and the human soul. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a brand new day trip, person who starts at the Colorado River, proceeds throughout the previous, and flows, inexorably, into the longer term. As Yolo starts his personal parallel voyage, Kate encounters celibates and fans, shamans and snakes, thoughts of kin catastrophe and marital discord, and emerges at a spot the place not anything is still yet love.
Told with the available kind and deep feeling which are its author’s hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is Alice Walker’s such a lot wonderful achievement.
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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart: A Novel by Alice Walker