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By Elizabeth Alexander
The Light of the World is the memoir by the poet Elizabeth Alexander (she read her poem "Praise Song for the Day" at President Obama's second inaugural) that tells of what came before and after her husband's sudden death of a heart attack at age 50.Read more
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