Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, August 23, 2013

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Inspirational stories of Sunday dinners, insights into the suicidal mind, an engaging book for readers interested in gay studies, and a vision of life filled with prayer, by Alice Walker

Alice Walker Wore Purple | ALA 2013

The World Will Follow Joy

Alice Walker wore purple.
It was not the last official day of the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Chicago, but the McCormick Center’s auditorium had a kind of concluding air about it. (Perhaps it was the number of librarians carting luggage up and down the halls.) Eva Poole, President of the Public Library Association (PLA), introduced Monday’s midmorning speaker. The audience settled into its seats.
When she arrived at the podium, she sighed. “I’m so glad to see you.”

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