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The Resource The Cushion in the Road

The Cushion in the Road

Label
The Cushion in the Road
Title
The Cushion in the Road
Statement of responsibility
Alice Walker
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cushion in the road
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meditation and wandering as the whole world awakens to being in harms way
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Language
eng
Summary
The National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple explores our modern world with "compassion, courage, and humor" (Booklist). Alice Walker once ached for retirement, but in the turmoil of the Democratic primaries and the economic collapse of 2008, she realized she simply had a great deal more to say. Leaving her meditation cushion behind, she found herself traveling the world once again to speak of our intertwined personal, spiritual, and political destinies through ruminations, poems, essays, and letters. At the height of her literary powers, this revered American novelist, poet, essayist, and activist invites readers on a journey of political awakening and spiritual insight. While visiting subjects she has addressed throughout her career—including racism, Africa, Palestinian solidarity, and Cuba—as well as addressing emergent issues, such as the presidency of Barack Obama and health care, Walker explores her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world. Rich with humor and wisdom, and informed by Walker's unique eye for the details of human and natural experience, The Cushion in the Road is "a heartfelt response to a new generation's yearning for public service" (Kirkus Reviews). "Walker's concern for the state of humanity and the planet comes through as impassioned and genuine." —Publishers Weekly "Quintessential Alice Walker: edgy, demanding, prayerful, loving, and aware. An essential companion for those who wish to be a force for positive change in our perpetually challenging world." —ForeWord Reviews "Infused with a quiet grace and gentle resolve to act responsibly." —Kirkus Reviews
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Summary
A collection of essays addresses topics ranging from the spiritual to the political, including racism, Africa, Barack Obama's presidency, Palestinian solidarity, and healthcare
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10173911
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DLC
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1944-
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Walker, Alice
Dewey number
814.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literary Anthologies
  • Literary Criticism
  • Religion & Spirituality
Target audience
adult
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meditation and wandering as the whole world awakens to being in harm's way
Label
The Cushion in the Road
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OVERDRIVE:f7a9c107-5807-452f-9292-0083537fb285
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595588869
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optical disk
Label
The Cushion in the Road
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f7a9c107-5807-452f-9292-0083537fb285
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781595588869
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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