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The Resource Ordinary light : a memoir, Tracy K. Smith

Ordinary light : a memoir, Tracy K. Smith

Label
Ordinary light : a memoir
Title
Ordinary light
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Tracy K. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Ordinary light, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith 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."--Page 4 of cover
Summary
The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But just as Tracy is about to leave home for college, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, a condition she accepts as part of God’s plan. Ordinary Light is the story of a young woman struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Awards note
National Book Award Finalist, 2015.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10408760
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Tracy K
Dewey number
818.603
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M5955
LC item number
Z46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Tracy K
  • Smith, Tracy K.
  • Smith, Tracy K
  • African American women authors
  • Mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Coming of age
  • Home
  • African Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Poets
  • African American women authors
  • African Americans
  • Coming of age
  • Families
  • Home
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers
  • Poets
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Ordinary light : a memoir, Tracy K. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The miracle -- My book house -- Wild kingdom -- Spirits and demons -- Kin -- Leroy -- A home in the world -- MGM -- Little feats of daring -- Total adaventure -- Book a big band -- A necessary rite -- Humor -- Uninvisible -- The night stalker -- Hot and fast -- Shame -- Mother -- Epistolary -- Positive -- Kathleen -- Something better -- The woman at the well -- A strange thing to do -- I, too -- Testimony -- Another dialect of the soul -- Something powerful at her side -- A strange atfer -- Abide -- Clearances -- Epilogue: Dear God -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780345804075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913499554
Label
Ordinary light : a memoir, Tracy K. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The miracle -- My book house -- Wild kingdom -- Spirits and demons -- Kin -- Leroy -- A home in the world -- MGM -- Little feats of daring -- Total adaventure -- Book a big band -- A necessary rite -- Humor -- Uninvisible -- The night stalker -- Hot and fast -- Shame -- Mother -- Epistolary -- Positive -- Kathleen -- Something better -- The woman at the well -- A strange thing to do -- I, too -- Testimony -- Another dialect of the soul -- Something powerful at her side -- A strange atfer -- Abide -- Clearances -- Epilogue: Dear God -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780345804075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)913499554

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