In the backwoods of Mississippi, Jewel and her husband 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.
"Jewel" is the story of how quickly a life can change; how an unforeseen
event can set us on a course without reason or compass. 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.
|Number of Pages:||333 Pages|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|