Elizabeth Alexander's Pulitzer Prize winning memoir is now available in paperback with a new foreword. The Light of the World is a deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost." I have two copies to giveaway to two lucky readers.
From Grand Central Publishing:
"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 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." Read an excerpt of The Light of the World.
Praise for The Light of the World:
“In this powerful, beautifully written memoir, she shares the tragic story of her husband’s sudden death, the challenges of raising her boys in the midst of gripping sorrow and the solace she gained along the road to healing.” —Michelle Obama, More Magazine
“A brave and beautiful book about love and loss—the deep pain that comes with such a loss, and the redemptive realization that such pain is a small price to pay for such a love.”—Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle
"Elizabeth Alexander composed and recited "Praise Song for the Day" for President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration. She is the author of six books of poetry--including American Sublime, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--and is the first winner of the Jackson Prize for Poetry and a National Endowment for the Arts and Guggenheim fellow. She is the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University." You can connect with Elizabeth Alexander on her website, follow her on Twitter and find her on Facebook.
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