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100 1  Smith, Tracy K.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Ordinary light|h[OverDrive electronic resource] :|ba 
       memoir /|cTracy K. Smith. 
264  1 New York :|bAlfred A. Knopf,|c2015. 
300    1 online resource 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
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380    Biography|2marcgt 
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385    General|2tlctarget 
500    "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso. 
500    Electronic book. 
505 0  Prologue: The Miracle -- I. My Book House -- Wild Kingdom 
       -- Spirits and Demons -- Kin -- Leroy -- A Home in the 
       World -- II. MGM -- Little Feats of Daring -- Total 
       Adventure -- Book a Big Band -- A Necessary Rite -- Humor 
       -- III. Uninvisible -- The Night Stalker -- Hot & Fast -- 
       Shame -- Mother -- Epistolary -- Positive -- IV. Kathleen 
       -- Something Better -- The Woman at the Well -- A Strange 
       Thing to Do -- I, Too -- Testimony -- V.  Another Dialect 
       of the Soul -- Something Powerful at Her Side -- A Strange
       After -- Abide -- Clearances -- Epilogue: Dear God. 
520 2  "A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples
       with her identity as an artist, her family's racial 
       history, and her mother's death from cancer"--|cProvided 
       by publisher. 
520 2  "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: a deeply moving 
       memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home
       against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the 
       unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. Tracy K. 
       Smith had a fairly typical upbringing in suburban 
       California: the youngest in a family of five children 
       raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God 
       by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But after
       spending a summer in Alabama at her grandmother's home, 
       she returns to California with a new sense of what it 
       means for her to be black: from her mother's memories of 
       picking cotton as a girl in her father's field for pennies
       a bushel, to her parents' involvement in the Civil Rights 
       movement. These dizzying juxtapositions--between her 
       family's past, her own comfortable present, and the 
       promise of her future--will eventually compel her to act 
       on her passions for love and 'ecstatic possibility,' and 
       her desire to become a writer. But when her mother is 
       diagnosed with cancer, which she says is part of God's 
       plan, Tracy must learn a new way to love and look after 
       someone whose beliefs she has outgrown. Written with a 
       poet's precision and economy, this gorgeous, probing 
       kaleidoscope of self and family offers us a universal 
       story of belonging and becoming, and the ways we find and 
       lose ourselves amid the places we call home"--|cProvided 
       by publisher. 
533    Electronic reproduction.|bNew York|cKnopf Doubleday 
       Publishing Group|d2015|nAvailable via World Wide Web. 
600 10 Smith, Tracy K. 
600 10 Smith, Tracy K.|xFamily. 
650  0 African American women authors|vBiography. 
650  0 Mothers|zUnited States|xDeath. 
650  0 Mothers and daughters|zUnited States. 
650  0 Coming of age|zUnited States. 
650  0 Home|xPsychological aspects. 
650  0 African Americans|xRace identity. 
650  0 Identity (Psychology)|zUnited States. 
650  0 Poets|xPsychology. 
655  7 Electronic books.|2local 
710 2  OverDrive, Inc.,|edistributor. 
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