Celebrated author Alice Walker is working on a new book of excerpts from her personal diary. Culled from more than 65 notebooks, the upcoming book chronicles 50 years in her life. Titled "Gathering Blossoms Under Fire," the book is being published by Valerie Boyd, who also published Zora Neale Hurston's biography. In addition to documenting her life growing up in rural Georgia and becoming a writer, and writing her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Color Purple," the book will also chart her development as an activist.
On her personal website, Walker says this about her upcoming novel:
Courage is the fundamental offering of these journals. Patience with the critical inner and outer voice is next.