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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
Author
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." --P.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
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Tracy K
  • Smith, Tracy K.
  • African American women authors
  • Mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Coming of age
  • Home
  • African Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Poets
  • Smith, Tracy K
  • 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 adventure -- 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 after -- Abide -- Clearances -- Epilogue: Dear God -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn913499554
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 adventure -- 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 after -- Abide -- Clearances -- Epilogue: Dear God -- Acknowledgments
Control code
ocn913499554
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

Library Locations

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