Ordinary Light

A memoir

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • This dazzling memoir from the former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Life on Mars is the story of a young artist struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America.

"Engrossing in its spare, simple understatement.... Evocative ... luminous." —The Washington Post

In Ordinary Light, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Tracy K. Smith tells her remarkable story, giving us a quietly potent memoir that explores her coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2015
March 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Long legion ,

Overall an excellent and honest memoir

I really liked most of the book. The beginning up until she goes to college rang truer than the last part. It had a tendency about 3/4 through of changing somehow. After her children were born, the last couple of chapters got back on track though. I just think it became too "soul searching" or "indulgent" during the college part.

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