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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.

About the Author

Bret Lott is a native of Los Angeles, California. His parents were raised in Mississippi and East Texas and relocated to Los Angeles in the 1950s. It is this Southern heritage — going all the way back to the War Between the States — that Mr. Lott has drawn on in writing Jewel. He is the author of five highly acclaimed novels: The Man Who Owned Vermont, A Stranger's House, Jewel, Reed's Beach, and The Hunt Club, as well as two collections of widely anthologized short stories, A Dream of Old Leaves and How to Get Home, and a memoir, Fathers, Sons, and Brothers. He lives with his wife and two sons near Charleston, South Carolina, and teaches at the College of Charleston and Vermont College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671042578
Author:
Lott, Bret
Publisher:
Pocket
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Mentally handicapped children
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children with mental disabilities
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
91-69A
Publication Date:
19991201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4 x 1.25 in 8.96 oz

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