A deeply resonant New York Times Bestselling 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 is 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.
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"Elizabeth Alexander should be doubly proud of this audiobook. First, sheÕs written a deeply resonant, heartfelt, and engaging memoir that recounts the tragedy and aftermath of her husbandÕs untimely death. She also takes the opportunity to use her prodigious writing skills to meditate on her sons, her marriage, and life in general. Second, Alexander should be proud because she is one of the few authors who successfully narrate their own book. She has a sunny, vibrant voice that accentuates the good times she writes about, but sheÕs also able to moderate her tone for the most serious passages, making the story more nuanced and interesting. Alexander paces herself well, and she keeps our attention on her writing. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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