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Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart

Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey. In Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, Walker has created a work that ranks among her finest achievements: the story of a woman's spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love.

Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married many times, she has lived a life rich with explorations of the natural world and the human soul. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, and flows, inexorably, into the future. As Yolo begins his own parallel voyage, Kate encounters celibates and lovers, shamans and snakes, memories of family disaster and marital discord, and emerges at a place where nothing remains but love.


Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are its author's hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is Alice Walker's most surprising achievement.


Alice Walker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, is a canonical figure in American letters. She is the author of The Color PurpleThe Temple of My FamiliarHorses Make a Landscape Look More BeautifulThe Way Forward Is with a Broken HeartNow Is the Time to Open Your Heart, and many other works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Her writings have been translated into more than two dozen languages, and more than fifteen million copies of her books have been sold worldwide.


  • Publisher: ‎Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (March 29, 2005)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Paperback: ‎231 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎0812971396
  • ISBN-13: ‎9780812971392
  • Item Weight: ‎6.6 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎5.18 x 0.55 x 7.98 inches
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