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The Light of the World: A Memoir

  • Elizabeth Alexander
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  • ISBN-10: 1410482227
  • ISBN-13: 9781410482228
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: .85 lbs ( .39 kgs)
  • 256 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2015
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Indie Next Pick
An Amazon Best Book of April 2015

Acclaimed poet Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose, she tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. Reflecting on the beauty of her married life, the trauma of 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.

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"A radiant book of love's everlastingness and art's infinite sustenance."

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