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By the light of my father"s smile

Alice Walker

By the light of my father"s smile

a story of requited love, crossing over, and the sexual healing of the soul.

by Alice Walker

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Women"s in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Afro-American families -- Religious life -- Fiction.,
  • Fathers and daughters -- United States -- Psychology -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published: 1998.

    The Physical Object
    Pagination224p. ;
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18511402M
    ISBN 101865083801

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    Get this from a library! By the light of my father's smile: a novel. [Alice Walker] -- The story of an American family--would-be writer Susannah, her sister Magdalena, and her parents--who take up life with an endangered mixed race of Black Indians in the Mexican Sierras, explores how. --People BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE "FULFILLS A READER'S NEED FOR WISDOM WRITTEN IN AT LEAST TWO DIMENSIONS AND ACROSS DECADES."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "ALICE WALKER IS A LAVISHLY GIFTED WRITER."--The New York Times Book Review/5(19).

    By the Light of My Father's Smileis 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.2/5(1). By the Light of My Father's Smile has 9 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace By the Light of my Fathers Smile Be ready to ponder about different attitudes of spirituality and humanity, not to mention sexual attitudes. The book in magical and thought provoking if you are not too rigid in your thinking/5(2).


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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/5(8).

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By the Light of My Father's Smile A Novel. Alice Walker. 1 Rating; $; on an airplane and, against all odds--in the book's one disappointingly reticent love scene--reconsummates their love.

The deeper reconciliation between father and daughters takes place in the spirit realm. Even Walker's fans are likely to find the novel hard 5/5(1). The story told in "By the Light of My Father's Smile" is one of discord and reconciliation among the members of the Robinson family.

Susannah and Magdelena grew up in a remote village in Mexico where their anthropologist parents went to study the Mundo tribe, a half-black, half-Indian group that escaped North American slavery centuries ago.

Another idiosyncratic novel from Walker (Possessing the Secret of Joy,etc.), moving and puzzling by turns. Ostensibly about the search of Susannah, a successful novelist, to come to terms with her past, the book often reads more like a series of mournful lectures about the ravages inflicted on the planet, and on women, by the white patriarchy.

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Summary | Excerpt | Reading Guide Compare and contrast that treatment by fathers and its affect on young girls in later life with the treatment of boys and their emergence into manhood.

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