“A Tear and a Smile” ´is a novel by Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931), the Lebanese writer, poet, and visual artist best known for “The Prophet” (1923), a book of fables that has been translated into over 40 languages. Other notable works by this author include: “Sand and Foam” (1936), “Mirrors of the Soul” (1965), and “The Beloved” (1994). This magical tale will appeal to those who have read and enjoyed other works by Gibran, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.