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House of Light
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hyperion Books
Publication date February 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786885251
ISBN-10 0786885254
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $13.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
A remarkably gifted and nurturing woman, Dr. Abyssinia Jackson heals the women of Ponca City, from a woman whose jealous woman beats her to talented African-American musician who finds shelter in the arms of a white man. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. description: Product Description: Now in paperback -- the wonderful first novel praised by Billie Letts: "Joyce Carol Thomas's writing glows with the illumination of 'glory light.' "

In this joyful, moving novel, Joyce Carol Thomas tells the story of Dr. Abyssinia Jackson, a regal, nurturing woman possessed of remarkable healing powers who sings soul-soothing gospel to help cure her patients. From her office, she tends to the women of Ponca City chanting, "If you can be healed, I will be here morning, noon, and night. A beacon in the healing House of Light." There's Pearline, who is beaten regularly by her husband; Vennie Walker, a "day girl" whose mistreatment by her employer has destroyed her feet and her spirit; and Zenobia, a talented musician who finds love and solace in the arms of a white man.

Filled with memorable characters, peppered with humor, and marked by graceful, lyrical prose, House of Light is a story of a community bound by caring and love, about the pleasures of helping others and ourselves, and about the power to heal that lies deep within us all.

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