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by Alice Walker

  • Author: Alice Walker
  • ISBN: 0704350831
  • ISBN13: 978-0704350830
  • ePub: 1959 kb | FB2: 1813 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Random House, New York; First Edition edition (1998)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 755
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By The Light Of My Father's Smile ePub download

By the Light of My Father's Smile. A Story of Requited Love, Crossing Over

The writing is compelling and lyrical. Raleigh News & Record. By the Light of My Father's Smile. A Story of Requited Love, Crossing Over, and the Sexual Healing of the Soul. By the Light of My Father's Smile is a work of fiction. All names, characters, incidents, and places, are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Home Alice Walker By the Light of My Father's Smile. Suddenly I was all over the room at once, tending to Langley; changing the sheets, opening the windows, adjusting the curtains, picking up newspapers and books from the floor. By the Light of My Father's Smile, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19. She became so weak from her grief that when she stepped over me in the mornings, she stumbled. Then, down in the kitchen, I made soup, squeezed oranges, made toast. Got the children out of the house. None of my friends would see me this way. Nor is this the way I see myself. Closing her eyes, she felt Magdalena watching her as she struggled to suppress the love she had felt for her hapless (yes) father

Home Alice Walker By the Light of My Father's Smile. 4. Closing her eyes, she felt Magdalena watching her as she struggled to suppress the love she had felt for her hapless (yes) father. I do not care for any," she heard Magdalena's maturing voice, as it had sounded that long-ago day in the car. She saw again the green-apple jellybeans, fresh and bright in her father's outstretched palm. Saw herself refusing to raise her hand or her eyes to return his warm look. Saw and then felt herself betray her own love.

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other novels include By the Light of My Father’s Smile and Possessing the Secret of Joy. She is also the author of three collections of short stories, three collection. ore about Alice Walker. Category: Literary Fiction.

Why do you think Alice Walker chose to write this novel in the voices of several different narrators? . I think By the Light of my Father's Smile was a great book. When I read it I felt as if I was watching along with the angels in the story.

Why do you think Alice Walker chose to write this novel in the voices of several different narrators? Which character's story do you think is the center of the novel? Do you think the use of different voices interrupts the story or enriches it? . HAving others watching and telling what they saw was different.

I saw the police go through his pockets, read his bracelet-which specified the kind of medical attention he required if found collapsed in a heap-and knew they would contact Maria.

I saw the police go through his pockets, read his bracelet-which specified the kind of medical attention he required if found collapsed in a heap-and knew they would contact Maria shimmer before my eyes as I turned toward home. I felt the absence of my parents keenly as I squeezed through my front door. Sighing, I made myself an eye-watering martini and climbed into bed. Looking at Susannah across the room from me, it is easy to see why she was always everybody’s pet. There is a smallness about her, even though she is tall. She is very neat, and sleek.

Start by marking By The Light Of My Father's Smile as Want to Read . The book was confusing with the constant switching of POV of characters. I also never realized how much I would miss quotation marks around a dialogue.

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Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include Possessing the Secret of Joy and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

Alice Walker's first novel in six years explores how a woman's denied sexuality can lead to the loss of self - and how that .

Alice Walker's first novel in six years explores how a woman's denied sexuality can lead to the loss of self - and how that self might be regained. The Times (5th Dec 1998) By The Light of My Father’s Smile is a poorly titled but brilliant, sensuous and life affirming novel of family life destroyed by lies, and the redemptive power of sexual love. Both Susannah and her sister, Magdalena, witness their parent’s true selves at home and grow resentful of their public hypocrisy.

Alice Walker in this, the most beautiful, the most compassionate, the most sensuous of novels, has created a masterpiece. Flawless –The Times. By the Light of My Father’s Smile is Alice Walker’s first novel in six years–a stunning, original, and important book by one of the best American writers of today.

By the Light of My Father's Smile is Alice Walker's first novel in six years--a stunning, original, and important book by "one of the best American writers of today" (The Washington Post).A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother.  And there, amid an endangered band of mixed-race Blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream.  Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters and their stories, Walker crosses conventional borders of all kinds as she explores in this magical novel the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much prized and necessary original self; and how she regains that self, even as her family's past of lies and love is transformed. By the Light of My Father's Smile presents, as Alice Walker puts it, "a celebration of sexuality, its absolute usefulness in the accessing of one's mature spirituality, and the father's role in assuring joy or sorrow in this arena for his female children."  It explores the richness and coherence of alternative culture, experience of sexuality as a celebration of life, of trust in Nature and the Spirit, even as it affirms the belief, as Walker says, "that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives.  And that love is both timeless and beyond time."From the Hardcover edition.
Hellstaff
Some authors write for everybody. Some authors write for women and some authors write for men. Ms. Walker clearly writes for women. I have never been a fan of erotica and I don't really know the difference between this stuff and pornography. A woman who was a friend of mine at the time was reading the book and started talking to me about the book and gave it to me to read after she finished and I was open minded enough to read it thinking we could talk about it afterwards. When she took the book away from me I found a cheap used audio book and decided to finish listening. I think I liked reading it better, but my being a man the material is really not my thing.
Pettalo
Alice Walker is an exquisite writer, and once again, she invites the reader to peer into the intimate journey of complicated love within a family, while they all untangle thoughts, beliefs and decisions that led them to the major interactions of their lives and into consciousness beyond physical life. Her character perspectives are soulfully inspired. I recommend this book for anyone who loves a book with deep character exploration, but also for all of us who have complicated relationships with our parents or our children. For me, this book is a masterpiece and Alice Walker continues to be one of my favorite story tellers.
xander
I have read this book several times. The events are startling, the characters are fascinating and unexpected. The story is told from multiple viewpoints, which creates the effect of a flower opening for the reader. The themes of the book are universal: cultural differences, father-daughter relationships, sisters, death, afterlife, sexuality. It's all there! This is not a book for the uptight! For the open-minded only!
Auridora
The plot was loosely defined and the characters were hard to follow.
Ddilonyne
Interesting book, liked the perspective.
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Thank you Ms. Walker for this novel. It is very moving as well as very thought provoking. I loved it!
Yananoc
This book arrived within two days and it is in great shape. Exactly what I was looking for when I purchased this book.
Hated the book and how it was written. Concept was good but the way it was written sucked big time.
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