The Light of the World: A Memoir (Pulitzer Prize in Letters: Biography Finalist)

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The Light of the World: A Memoir (Pulitzer Prize in Letters: Biography Finalist) Author Elizabeth Alexander
ISBN-10 1455599867
ISBN-13 9781455599868
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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PULITZER PRIZE IN LETTERS BIOGRAPHY FINALIST NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRLE AWARDS AUTOBIOGRAPHY FINALIST New York Times BestsellerFirst Lady Michelle Obama s Favorite Book of 2015A New Yorker NPR Boston Globe Publisher s Weekly Newsday Library Journal People com Shelf Awareness The Root and St Louis Dispact Best Book of 2015 PickNew York Times Book Review Editor s ChoiceAn Amazon s Best Book of the Month April 2015IndieBound Indie Next 1 Pick May 2015A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich lucid price Alexander tells a love story that is itself a story of loss As she reflects on the beauty of her married life the trauma resulting from her husband s death and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love family art and community It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship For those who have loved and lost or for anyone who cares what matters most THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is required reading

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