By the Light of My Father’s Smile

Paperback $15.00

Ballantine Books | Aug 31, 1999 | 256 Pages | 5-1/8 x 8 | ISBN 9780345426062

  • Paperback$15.00

    Ballantine Books | Aug 31, 1999 | 256 Pages | 5-1/8 x 8 | ISBN 9780345426062

  • Ebook$11.99

    Ballantine Books | Mar 07, 2012 | 256 Pages | ISBN 9780307816955

Praise

"A jubilant novel . . . [An] evocative family tale of love, passion, and forgiveness."
–San Francisco Chronicle

"[THIS] POWERFUL STORY IS ABOUT LOVE, FORGIVENESS, PASSION AND BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF."
–Detroit Free Press

"HUGELY ORIGINAL, BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER’S SMILE HAS MORE THAN A HINT OF INCANTATORY MAGIC ABOUT IT. . . . Light explores what happens–to an entire family–when a daughter cannot forgive her father for a single, hypocritical, soul-crushing act. It explores the dangerous bonds of fidelity between sisters, lovers, memories. . . . Walker’s language is sensual and at the same time delightfully precise. . . . Political, immodest, astonishing by turns, [this novel] once again demonstrates Walker’s gigantic talent."
–The Baltimore Sun

"PROVOCATIVE . . . A BEGUILING STORY OF DIFFICULT FATHER-DAUGHTER BONDS AND STAR-CROSSED LOVERS."
–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

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