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    Ordinary light : a memoir /
    by Smith, Tracy K.
    Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
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  • Smith, Tracy K.
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  • Smith, Tracy K. -- Family.
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  • Smith, Tracy K.
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  • African American women authors
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  • Mothers -- United States -- Death.
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  • Mothers and daughters -- United States
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  • Coming of age -- United States.
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  • Home -- Psychological aspects.
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  • African Americans -- Race identity
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  • Identity (Psychology) -- United States
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  • Poets -- Psychology.
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  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY. -- Personal Memoirs.
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  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY. -- Women.
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  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary.
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  • African American women authors
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  • African Americans -- Race identity
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  • Coming of age
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  • Families.
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  • Home -- Psychological aspects.
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  • Identity (Psychology)
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  • Mothers and daughters
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  • Mothers -- Death.
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  • Description: 
    349 pages ; 22 cm
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    First edition.
    Contents: 
    "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
    Prologue: The Miracle -- I. My Book House -- Wild Kingdom -- Spirits and Demons -- Kin -- Leroy -- A Home in the World -- II. MGM -- Little Feats of Daring -- Total Adventure -- Book a Big Band -- A Necessary Rite -- Humor -- III. Uninvisible -- The Night Stalker -- Hot & Fast -- Shame -- Mother -- Epistolary -- Positive -- IV. Kathleen -- Something Better -- The Woman at the Well -- A Strange Thing to Do -- I, Too -- Testimony -- V. Another Dialect of the Soul -- Something Powerful at Her Side -- A Strange After -- Abide -- Clearances -- Epilogue: Dear God.
    "A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--
    "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: a deeply moving 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. Tracy K. Smith had a fairly typical upbringing in suburban California: the youngest in a family of five children raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But after spending a summer in Alabama at her grandmother's home, she returns to California with a new sense of what it means for her to be black: from her mother's memories of picking cotton as a girl in her father's field for pennies a bushel, to her parents' involvement in the Civil Rights movement. These dizzying juxtapositions--between her family's past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future--will eventually compel her to act on her passions for love and 'ecstatic possibility, ' and her desire to become a writer. But when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, which she says is part of God's plan, Tracy must learn a new way to love and look after someone whose beliefs she has outgrown. Written with a poet's precision and economy, this gorgeous, probing kaleidoscope of self and family offers us a universal story of belonging and becoming, and the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home"--
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