By the Light of My Father s Smile

This is a deeply sensual novel that explores the richness of female sexuality as a celebration of life, affirming the belief 'that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives.

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780222971

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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'Alice Walker in this, the most beautiful, the most compassionate, the most sensuous of novels, has created a masterpiece. It is one of the most life-enhancing novels you could hope to read. Flawless' Mary Louden, THE TIMES 'All your life you have the necessary illusion that you know all there is to know about heartbreak. I hate to the one to tell you about the heartbreak you will experience after you die . . .' A family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico - the writer-to--be Susannah; her sister Magdalena; their father and mother. There, amid indigenous people called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they ever could have dreamed. This is a deeply sensual novel that explores the richness of female sexuality as a celebration of life, affirming the belief 'that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives. And that love is both timeless and beyond'.

Alice Walker

Ideal for students and scholars alike, this established text remains an essential guide to the work of a key US author as it explains her unique place in contemporary American letters.

Author: Maria Lauret

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137267550

Category: Literary Criticism

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Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Color Purple', is one of America's major and most prolific writers. She is also among its most controversial. How has Walker's work developed over the last forty years? Why has it often provoked extreme reactions? Does Walker's cultural, political and spiritual activism enhance or distort her fiction? Where does she belong in the evolving tradition of African American literature? 'Alice Walker, second edition': * examines the full range of Walker's prose writings: her novels, short stories, essays, activist writings, speeches and memoirs * has been thoroughly revised in the light of the latest scholarship and critical developments * brings coverage of Walker's work right up to date with a new chapter on 'Now is the Time to Open Your Heart' (2004), and discussion of her recent non-fictional writing, including 'Overcoming Speechlessness' (2010) * traces Walker's lineage back to nineteenth-century visionary black women preachers and activists * assesses Walkers prose oeuvre both in terms of its literary and its activist merits and shortcomings. Ideal for students and scholars alike, this established text remains an essential guide to the work of a key US author as it explains her unique place in contemporary American letters.

Alice Walker

“Response to our film—though sometimes hostile in the West—was, in this
setting, among grassroots activists working to ... “By the Light of My Father's Smile
is less of a novel and more of what Walker would call a 'womanist,' a tract
devoted to ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115164

Category: African American authors

Page: 148

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Presents a biography of author Alice Walker along with critical views of her work.

My Father s Smile

La -ol 2 My Father's smile that greeted me, With fond affection, mildly be a mis
With gentle light, a round me still, I n w a king her urs, aye, een in dreams; Thus
when my life is clouded o'er, And all is dark a round, above, Then comes a ray of
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The Advocate

Alice Walker, in contrast, seems to have sex on her mind. Her new novel, By the
Light of My Father's Smile, is chock-full of it — including the woman-to-woman
lovemaking of protagonist Susannah and her partner, Pauline. Many will find ...

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

My Father s Smile

Move from victim to victor!My Father?s Smile describes the incredible journey of Tammy Dahl and her search for significance on the road from rape to redemption.

Author: Tammy L. Dahl

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594676887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Move from victim to victor!My Father?s Smile describes the incredible journey of Tammy Dahl and her search for significance on the road from rape to redemption. Covering her years of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of dysfunctional friends and family members, including her stepfather, her story shows how to move from being a victim of circumstances to a victor over them.?Life isn?t fair, but neither is the grace of God. Through His extravagant sacrifice, Jesus Christ redeemed us, released us, and restored us to a life worth living. Tammy Dahl?s story is a picture of the redeeming grace of God in its most potent form.??Dr. Terry M. Crist, Author of The Image Maker and Pastor of CitiChurch International?My Father?s Smile is a must read for women who have been wounded by an earthly father figure, as well as for those who would reach out to wounded women. Tammy lets us look at her life of abuse and shows us that God can be the Love that so many women seek, but look for in all the wrong places. In a personal, practical way, this courageous woman?s life will offer peace and inspiration for overcoming an abusive past.??Vickie Burress, Victims Assistance Coordinator, Citizens for Community Values?Rejoice in Tammy?s discoveries as you travel down the road where sin once took her and on to the foot of the Cross, straight into the Savior?s arms. There you will find joy and hope. There you will find peace and forgiveness. There you will find Jesus, the Lover of her soul?and of yours.??Lisanne McMurray, Author of Dancing In His Light

The Alice Walker Collection

This stunning ebook collection brings together the complete works of Alice Walker's prose fiction and includes: THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND; MERIDIAN; THE COLOR PURPLE; THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR; THE COMPLETE STORIES; BY THE LIGHT OF ...

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780225849

Category: Fiction

Page: 2400

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This stunning ebook collection brings together the complete works of Alice Walker's prose fiction and includes: THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND; MERIDIAN; THE COLOR PURPLE; THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR; THE COMPLETE STORIES; BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE; THE WAY FORWARD IS WITH A BROKEN HEART; and NOW IS THE TIME TO OPEN YOUR HEART. Whether discovering Alice Walker for the first time or finding works by her that you haven't read before, this is a must-have collection from a true heavyweight of contemporary American letters.

Once

A collection of poetry which explores the themes of life, loss and love. First published in 1986.

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780704340305

Category: American poetry

Page: 81

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A collection of poetry which explores the themes of life, loss and love. First published in 1986.

Posthumous Papers

... the Palisades passing underneath like a velvet zone of shadow, I turned to my
father and in a sudden access of curiosity said: “Father, if mother had gone to the
Sun, would she speak to us now with a ray of light?” My father smiled patiently, ...

Author: August Dodan

Publisher:

ISBN: 375230720X

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Page: 120

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Reproduction of the original: Posthumous Papers by August Dodan

African American Review

By the Light of My Father's Smile is not only an elaboration of filial concerns deftly
explored in The Third Life of Grange Copeland , but also a deeper exploration
into the domain of female sexuality treated in Meridian ( 1976 ) , The Color Purple
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Joined Together in History

Indeed , so venerated a " feminist " writer as Alice Walker ( who could very well
be Ellis ' model for Isshee Ayam ) has come around to this perspective in her
latest novel , By the Light of My Father's Smile . Built around a father's
relationship to ...

Author: Catherine Carrie Griffin

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Category: African American women authors

Page: 620

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Selected from the Temple of My Familiar

For the adult new reader, selections from the novel of African-American lives.

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Literacy Volunteers of

ISBN: 9780929631592

Category: African Americans

Page: 62

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For the adult new reader, selections from the novel of African-American lives.

Ethnic Studies Review

THE STORY YOU WERE TELLING US ' : RE - READING LOVE IN ALICE
WALKER'S BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE THROUGH LUCE
IRIGARAY'S THEORY Özlem Gorey Bogazici University This article considers
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Authority Matters

... By the Light of My Father's Smile Subtitled “ A Story of Requited Love ,
Crossing Over , and the Sexual Healing of the Soul , ” By The Light of My Father's
Smile establishes immediate kinship with Walker's earlier literary and activist
projects .

Author: Sabine Meyer

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Page: 578

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Waging Empathy

Author: Alice Walker

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ISBN: 9783981386332

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Page: 244

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The Complete Stories

Unique to the soul and heart they are by creation attached' Comprising two volumes - In Love and Trouble and You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down - The Complete Stories is a rich smorgasbord of tales that showcase three decades of the author's ...

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780223048

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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A fantastic collection of stories - funny, touching, surprising - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE 'Stories are, after all, like a thumbprint. Unique to the soul and heart they are by creation attached' Comprising two volumes - In Love and Trouble and You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down - The Complete Stories is a rich smorgasbord of tales that showcase three decades of the author's work. They show the immense range of Alice Walker's talent, from humour to stories of love, race and politics, reaffirming her position as one of the most important writers of the past 50 years.

The Carol

... light , My Father's smile , that makes it day . In peace 2 Be thou my Guide , and
let me live As under thine all - seeing eye ; Supply my wants , my sins forgive ,
And make me happy when I die . • Rev . John Pier hont CHILD'S EVENING HIMN
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Category: Anthems

Page: 220

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A Sunday School Hymn Book with Devotional Services

O God , I thank thee that the night In peace and rest has passed away , And that I
see in this fair light My Father's smile that makes it day . 2. Be thou my Guide ,
and let me live As under thine all - seeing eye ; Supply my wants , my sins forgive
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Category: Hymns, English

Page: 192

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The Color Purple

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156028356

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

Possessing the Secret of Joy

Severely traumatized after suffering genital mutilation in her native Africa, Tashi Johnson spends much of her adult life in North America seeking help through psychoanalysis desperate to regain the ability to feel

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671789457

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A "New York Times" bestseller, this novel tells the story of a tribal African woman now living in North America, who tries to reconcile her African heritage with her experience as a modern woman in America.