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Banks, Erma Davis, and Keith Byerman. Alice Walker: An Annotated Bibliography, 1968-1986. New York: Garland, 1989.

Christian, Barbara. “Novel for Everyday Use: The Novels of Alice Walker.” In Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition, 1892-1976. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Lauret, Maria. Alice Walker. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

McMillan, Laurie: “Telling a Critical Story: Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens.” Journal of Modern Literature 23, no. 1 (Fall, 2004): 103-107.

Noe, Marcia. “Teaching Alice Walker’s ’Everyday Use’: Employing Race, Class, and Gender, with an Annotated Bibliography.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 5, no. 1 (Fall, 2004): 123-136.

Parker-Smith, Bettye J. “Alice Walker’s Women: In Search of Some Peace of Mind.” In Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation, edited by Mari Evans. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, 1984.

Tate, Claudia. Black Women Writers at Work. New York: Continuum, 1983.

Willis, Susan. “Black Woman Writers: Taking a Critical Perspective.” In Making a Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism, edited by Gayle Greene and Coppelia Kahn. London: Methuen, 1985.

Bibliography and Further Reading

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Bryant, Jerry H. A review of In Love and Trouble, in The Nation, Vol. 217, November 12, 1973, pp. 503-5.

Christian, Barbara. ''Alice Walker: The Black Woman Artist as Wayward," in Black Feminist Criticism, Pergamon Press, 1985, pp. 81-87.

Christian, Barbara. Everyday Use. Rutgers University Press, 1994.

Smith, Barbara. "The Souls of Black Women," Ms., no. 2, February, 1974, p., 42.

Walker, Alice. "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens," in In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose by Alice Walker, Harcourt, 1983, pp. 231-243.

Further Reading

O'Brien, John. "Alice Walker," Interviews with Black Writers, Liveright, 1973, pp. 185-211.

An interview with Walker conducted near the time in which she wrote "Everyday Use."

Short Story Criticism, Vol. 5, Gale Research, 1990, pp. 400-24.

Excerpted criticism of Walker's short fiction.

Winchell, Donna Haisty. Alice Walker, Twayne, 1992.

This book offers an overview of Walker's life and career, including explanatory chapters on each of her works. The third chapter contains analysis of the stories in the collection in which "Everyday Use" first appeared.

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Historical and Social Context