Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart OverviewNow is the Time to Open Your Heart, written by Alice Walker, focuses on the thoughts and actions of the protagonists Kate and Yolo. The novel follows Kate, a 57-year-old writer, as she navigates a spiritual crisis. After trying many remedies, she heads to the Amazon for an ayahuasca retreat where she learns much about herself and others. Meanwhile, Yolo, Kate's boyfriend, heads to Hawaii on a trip of his own. In Hawaii, Yolo reconnects with an ex-girlfriend and learns more about native Hawaiian culture.
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Alice Walker Biographies (8)
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Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Alice Walker (born 1944) was best known for her stories about black women who achieve heroic stature within the confines of their ordinary day-to-day lives.Alice Walker...
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Alice Walker is a talented, versatile writer from the modern South. Since the appearance of her first book in 1968, she has published poetry, fiction, and criticism, all of which have advanced her li...
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Since 1968 when Once, her first work, was published, Alice Walker has sought to bring closer that day for which her maternal ancestors waited--"a day when the unknown thing that was in them would be...
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[This entry was updated by Donna Haisty Winchell (Clemson University) from her entry in DLB 143: American Novelists Since World War II, Third Series, pp. 277-292.]Alice Walker knows firsthand the soci...
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Biography EssaySince 1968 when Once, her first work, was published, Alice Walker has sought to bring closer that day for which her maternal ancestors waited-"a day when the unknown thing that was in ...
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Best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, as well as for its adaptation as a motion picture by Steven Spielberg, Alice Walker has become a totem for black feminism, what she c...
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Alice Walker was the leading English textual critic of the 1950s and 1960s. Much of her scholarship was undertaken to prepare for the editing of William Shakespeare, particularly the Oxford Old-Spelli...
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Walker was born February 9, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia, about seventy-five miles southeast of Atlanta. She was the youngest of eight children, five boys and three girls, all of whom lived in a three-or...