Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Seventy

By Alice Walker

Letter Seventy

  • A letter from Nettie.
  • Corrine is dying.
  • Nettie sits Samuel down with Corrine and tells them about Olivia and Adam. That she is actually their aunt and that her older sister, Celie, is the children’s mother.
  • Corrine refuses to believe it and says that Nettie and Samuel are just lying to her.
  • Nettie remembers how Celie once said that she saw Corrine and Olivia in a cloth store. Corrine, unfortunately, doesn’t remember the encounter with Celie.