There are many ways to tell the same story. That can be a hard lesson to learn if you're in the business of trying to tell stories. Another chef, artist, teacher is going to go at a meal, painting, or lesson in a completely different way from the next. How do you manage that?
I'm black. I love Alice Walker. I love The Color Purple. I first read it when I was far too young, but my English professor Aunt had an autographed copy for me to sift through. I remember my mother telling her over the phone "I'm not finishing this book. I don't like the way he's treating her." She did finish. And I promptly picked it up, read, and reread, and reread every page.
Much like The Color Purple itself, I have read and reread The Same River Twice multiple times. It's not your average "Making of..." story. If you're a fan of Alice Walker, you have got to check out this book.
You can get it on Amazon.... right here