To Hell with Dying by Alice Walker

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or a happy few of us there is the good fortune of having had a Mr. Sweet in our childhood. Someone who erases the boundaries between children and adults, whose faults gentle us into tolerance and charity, whose praise makes us strong and proud--and whose love helps us to understand what love really is. In this very special book, Alice Walker shares her Mr. Sweet with all the world and makes it richer. This is a book children will share with their adults for years to come.
 

About Alice Walker

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Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.
 
Published January 1, 1988 by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a short story produced as a picture book, a well-known novelist (The Color Purple) depicts the loving relationship between Mr. Sweet, "a diabetic and an alcoholic and a guitar player," and the girl who narrates the story.

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An adult sensibility infuses this evocative work, which is somewhat long for the picture book format, and more of a memoir than a linear narrative.

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