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Ordinary Light: A Memoir free pdf From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her "extraordinary range and ambition" ("The New York Times Book Review"): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But just as Tracy is about to leave home for college, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, a condition she accepts as part of God's plan. "Ordinary Light "is the story of a young woman struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America. In lucid, clear prose, Smith interrogates her childhood in suburban California, her first collision with independence at Harvard, and her Alabama-born parents' recollections of their own youth in the Civil Rights era. These dizzying juxtapositions--of her family's past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future--will in due course compel Tracy to act on her passions for love and "ecstatic possibility," and her desire to become a writer. Shot through with exquisite lyricism, wry humor, and an acute awareness of the beauty of everyday life, "Ordinary Light" is a gorgeous kaleidoscope of self and family, one that skillfully combines a child's and teenager's perceptions with adult retrospection. Here is a universal story of being and becoming, a classic portrait of the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home.

About Tracy K Smith

TRACY K. SMITH is the author of three acclaimed books of poetry, including most recently "Life on Mars, "winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, a "New York Times "Notable Book, a "New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice, and a "New Yorker, Library Journal, "and "Publishers Weekly "Best Book of the Year. A professor of creative writing at Princeton University, she lives in Princeton with her family.

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Author : Tracy K Smith
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
Data Published : 31 March 2015
ISBN : 0307962660
EAN : 9780307962669
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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