"Places Walker in the company of Faulkner."
–The Nation, about The Color Purple
"Superb...a work to stand beside literature of any time and place."
–San Francisco Chronicle, about The Color Purple
"Just when you think Alice Walker has empathized her way as far as any writer can go, she goes further....Each essay is a gift."
–Gloria Steinem, about Anything We Love Can Be Saved
"[Alice Walker] is exceptionally brave: She takes on subjects at which most writers would flinch and quail, and probably fail. She shrinks from no moral or emotional complexity, and she writes consummately skillful short stories....In Walker's work nothing is ordinary....She is a marvelous writer."
–San Francisco Chronicle, about You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
"A writer of staggering talent."
–New York Newsday