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By the Light of My Father's Smile

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2007

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    I find it a disappointment that such a talented author like Alice Walker finds it nesecery to include so much graphic XXX. The book contains too much XXX and some of it is lesbian. No one wants to read about graphic 'female' XXX. The book has otential without the graphic parts. XXX in TV,ads, internet....give me a break

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2006

    Graphic lesbian sexuality, Not for children to read!

    I was introduced to this book via my 11 yr. old daughter. She checked this book out of her school library because of the title. Her father has recently passed away and she was interested in the book because of the title. How it ever made the shelves of the middle school library is beyond me! I was shocked and mortified upon reading even the first chapter. Shame on Alice Walker! I am soooo glad that as a parent, I started reading this book first! I have begun to make sure that this book is not on any school shelves ever!! It belongs in a xxx Adult bookstore as it is very graphic. Alice should have written in somewhere at the beginning of this book that it is NOT for children. It has taught me as a parent to scan what my children bring home from the school library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2002

    Big Let Down

    I really did not like this book at all. I am an avid reader and a tremendous Alice Walker fan but this book was a huge disappointment. I found it circuitous and unbelievable, even for Walker. Unlike her prior works, nothing in this novel resonated with me. I was not able to go past page 50 and I've never had any desire to complete this book. Shame on you Walker.

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