Alice Walker's Bookshelf
By Marlo Morgan
In my opinion, this book is not fiction, but read it as anything you like. An average kind of white woman flies off to Australia thinking she's about to be given some kind of award by the indigenous people. She gets there, and they give her one—only it is not what she expected. In teaching her who they are, they initiate her into the deeper mysteries of life. If this book were a breeze, it would blow you over. It's even better hearing the author on tape.
Alice Walker's many books include The Color Purple, which won a Pulitzer Prize and an American Book Award. Her newest, The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart, is from Random House.