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Alice Walker

# Title Year Score
1Mark as read.The Color Purple198220.89
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 1733 (9.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 482 (4.57 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 11 (2.97 points)
2Mark as read.Meridian197613.55
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 182 (4.82 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 331 (4.07 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 10 (2.85 points)
3Mark as read.Possessing the Secret of Joy19929.79
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 344 (5.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 48 (2.14 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
4Mark as read.The Third Life of Grange Copeland19708.56
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 152 (4.54 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 104 (2.80 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
5Mark as read.The Temple of My Familiar19897.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 176 (4.76 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 60 (2.32 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
6Mark as read.In Love and Trouble19736.64
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 95 (3.88 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 54 (2.23 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
7Mark as read.You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down19825.83
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 68 (3.46 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 32 (1.84 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
8Mark as read.By The Light of My Father's Smile19983.88
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 52 (3.14 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
9Mark as read.Complete Stories19943.66
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 6 (1.28 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 22 (1.59 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
10Mark as read.Finding the Green Stone19911.49
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 5 (1.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
# Score
1Mark as read.The Color Purple (1982)
Alice Walker
20.89
Genre: Novel

Pulitzer Prize Winner (1.00 point) | National Book Award Winner (1.00 point) | Google Scholar: 1733 (9.53 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 482 (4.57 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 11 (2.97 points)
2Mark as read.Meridian (1976)
Alice Walker
13.55
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 182 (4.82 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 331 (4.07 points) | American Literature: 9 (1.81 points) | American Literary History: 10 (2.85 points)
3Mark as read.Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992)
Alice Walker
9.79
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 344 (5.89 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 48 (2.14 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 2 (1.24 points)
4Mark as read.The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970)
Alice Walker
8.56
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 152 (4.54 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 104 (2.80 points) | American Literature: 4 (1.22 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
5Mark as read.The Temple of My Familiar (1989)
Alice Walker
7.91
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 176 (4.76 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 60 (2.32 points) | American Literature: 2 (0.83 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
6Mark as read.In Love and Trouble (1973)
Alice Walker
6.64
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 95 (3.88 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 54 (2.23 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
7Mark as read.You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down (1982)
Alice Walker
5.83
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 68 (3.46 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 32 (1.84 points) | American Literature: 1 (0.53 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
8Mark as read.By The Light of My Father's Smile (1998)
Alice Walker
3.88
Genre: Novel

Google Scholar: 52 (3.14 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 4 (0.73 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)
9Mark as read.Complete Stories (1994)
Alice Walker
3.66
Genre: Collection of Short Stories

Google Scholar: 6 (1.28 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 22 (1.59 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 1 (0.79 points)
10Mark as read.Finding the Green Stone (1991)
Alice Walker
1.49
Genre: Mixed Genre

Google Scholar: 5 (1.17 points) | JSTOR (Language and Literature): 1 (0.32 points) | American Literature: 0 (0.00 points) | American Literary History: 0 (0.00 points)

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