Jewel

Jewel

A Novel

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
A mother fights for the dignity of her youngest daughter against the backdrop of a pure and simple way of life in the backwoods of Mississippi in 1943

Simon and Schuster
Jewel is the story of how quickly a life can change; how, like lightning, an unforeseen event can set us on a course without reason or compass.

In the backwoods of Mississippi, a land of honeysuckle and grapevine, Jewel and her husband, Leston, are truly blessed; they have five fine children. When Brenda Kay is born in 1943, Jewel gives thanks for a healthy baby, last-born and most welcome.

In this story of a woman's devotion to the child who is both her burden and God's singular way of smiling on her, Bret Lott has created a mother-daughter relationship of matchless intensity and beauty, and one of the finest, most indomitable heroines in contemporary American fiction.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1991
ISBN: 9780671038182
0671038184
9780671740382
0671740385
Branch Call Number: FICTION LOTT
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 25 cm

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