'By The Light Of My Father's Smile'

Book critic Alan Cheuse is less than delighted by Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker's new novel, "By the Light of My Father's Smile." The book follows the fortunes of a middle-class black family from Long Island — but Cheuse says that the plot, descriptions, and overall prose are all far more convoluted and overwrought than he has come to expect from such a fine author. (Note: "By the Light of My Father's Smile" by Alice Walker is published by Random House.)



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