U.S.A. / 2015
Elizabeth Alexander is a professor of African-American literature and gender studies at Yale University. The Light of the World is a New York Times best-selling memoir that reflects on the sudden death of her husband. It is all at once reflective, inspirational, and tender. Alexander covers the full scope of grief, and she grapples with the sad intermingling of love and loss. As seen in this quote, she also reflects on the beauty of marriage. I would recommend this book for anyone who has lost someone they love dearly. It has many deep and soothing reflections on reconciling with loss. Has anyone read this book yet?