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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. 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 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.

Synopsis:

In the backwoods of Mississippi, Jewel and her husband Leston are blessed with five healthy children. All this changes with the birth of Brenda Kay in 1943. This is the story of a woman's devotion to a child who is both her burden and her blessing.

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:
9780671038182
Author:
Lott, Bret
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children with mental disabilities
Subject:
Mississippi Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Oprah's Book Club (Paperback)
Series Volume:
71-0077
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 10.465 oz

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