The Light of the World

Advance praise for Elizabeth Alexander's memoir about her late husband, Ficre Ghebreyesus. Expected publication, April 21, 2015.

"Elizabeth Alexander has written 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

"The Light of the World is as beautiful and moving as a gorgeous piece of music. The minute I finished it, I longed to read it again." -- Anna Deavere Smith

"Love -- for a marvelous man, for her sons, for the textures and pleasures of the world -- shines on every page of Elizabeth Alexander's The Light of the World. This acutely observed study of what it means to lose one's beloved is a profound and beautiful contradiction: a joyous book that faces head-on the deepest grief, written with art and courage with limitless heart." -- Mark Doty

Reviewed by the Kirkus Review


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