House of Light by Joyce Carol Thomas
A Novel

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Dr. Abyssinia Jackson is a regal, nurturing woman possessed of remarkable healing powers. From her office, known as The House of Light, Abyssinia tends to the troubled women of Ponca City. House of Light is a story about 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.

About Joyce Carol Thomas

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Joyce Carol Thomas is an internationally renowned author who received the National Book Award for her first novel, Marked By Fire, and a Coretta Scott King Honor for The Blacker the Berry and for her first picture book, Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea. Her picture book I Have Heard of a Land received a Coretta Scott King Honor and an IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice Award and was an ALA Notable Book. Her other titles include The Gospel Cinderella, Crowning Glory, Gingerbread Days, and A Gathering of Flowers. Ms. Thomas lives in Berkeley, California.
Published March 21, 2001 by Hyperion. 273 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Best known for her poetry and young adult books (including the National Book Award winner Marked by Fire), Thomas here tries her hand at adult fiction, composing

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