We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness [NOOK Book]

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A New York Times bestseller in hardcover, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker’s We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For was called “stunningly insightful” and “a book that will inspire hope” by Publishers Weekly.

Drawing equally on Walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, compassion, and forgiveness. We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting ...
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We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness

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Overview


A New York Times bestseller in hardcover, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker’s We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For was called “stunningly insightful” and “a book that will inspire hope” by Publishers Weekly.

Drawing equally on Walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, compassion, and forgiveness. We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For takes on some of the greatest challenges of our times and in it Walker encourages readers to take faith in the fact that, despite the daunting predicaments we find ourselves in, we are uniquely prepared to create positive change.

The hardcover edition of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For included a national tour that saw standing-room–only crowds and standing ovations. Walker’s clear vision and calm meditative voice—truly “a light in darkness”—has struck a deep chord among a large and devoted readership.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595585899
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/6/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 707,674
  • File size: 287 KB

Meet the Author

Alice Walker
Alice Walker is one of the most prolific and important writers of our times, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple (now a major Broadway play), her many volumes of poetry, and her powerful nonfiction collections. Her other bestselling books include In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, The Temple of My Familiar, Possessing the Secret of Joy, By the Light of My Father's Smile, and The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart. Her advocacy on behalf of the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Alice Malsenior Walker (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Mendocino, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 9, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Eatonton, Georgia
    1. Education:
      B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1965; attended Spelman College, 1961-63

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Some great moments....

    This book has some real philosophical nuggests, but in general - I got the sense it was published and successful more from the fact of who Alice Walker is and her over all body of work, rather than being a stand-alone stand-out work of its own. It's a good read, but not as "amazing" as the professional reviews lead me to believe. Having said that - a few philosophical nuggets made it worth the price in my mind. Always a gift to have someone make you think about old things in new ways.

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    Posted September 24, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    Not what I was expecting

    This is NOT a story. It is a compolation of talks Alice Walker has given in various places over the years. While it has some interesting tidbits in it, there was a lot of repetition of some themes.

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