By the Light of My Father's Smile - Alice Walker
A family story, about loving parents and children, sisters and lovers; about forgiving hurts. Written in the alternating narratives of many characters, most (all?) of them dead. Lots of lectures about spirituality, the history of oppression, how to behave at marriages, the afterlife, etc. Entirely too much lecturing, indeed, thinly disguised as dialogue. Too much of this book sounds like it should be filed in the self-help section.