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The Light of the World

A Memoir

by Elizabeth Alexander

eBook

"PULITZER PRIZE IN LETTERS: BIOGRAPHY FINALIST"

"NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRLE AWARDS AUTOBIOGRAPHY FINALIST"


New York Times Bestseller

First Lady Michelle Obama's Favorite Book of 2015

A 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 Pick

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

An Amazon's Best Book of the Month, April 2015

IndieBound Indie Next #1 Pick, May 2015


A 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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Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9781455579730
  • Release date: April 21, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781455579730
  • File size: 1107 KB
  • Release date: April 21, 2015

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781455579730
  • File size: 790 KB
  • Release date: April 21, 2015


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"PULITZER PRIZE IN LETTERS: BIOGRAPHY FINALIST"

"NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRLE AWARDS AUTOBIOGRAPHY FINALIST"


New York Times Bestseller

First Lady Michelle Obama's Favorite Book of 2015

A 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 Pick

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

An Amazon's Best Book of the Month, April 2015

IndieBound Indie Next #1 Pick, May 2015


A 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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