The Color Purple

by: Alice Walker

Letters 11–21

Quotes Letters 11–21

I say, Write. She say, Nothing but death can keep me from it. She never write.


Good housekeeper, good with children, good cook. Brother couldn’t have done better if he tried. I think about how he tried.


Say he cry right through the service, his mama stop everything to nurse him. Finish saying I do with a big ole nursing boy in her arms.