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Jewel
Jewel
Author: Bret Lott
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 ev...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671038182
ISBN-10: 0671038184
Publication Date: 1/19/1999
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 336 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
Good book-- if you're sensitive the racism can be disturbing. My friend is black and said she couldn't continue with it. Personally, nothing stops me from finishing a book, and if you look beyond what is really only an attempt to portray the real atmosphere of general ignorance in the early 1900s in the South, you find a touching story.
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a beautiful story about dealing with a handicapped child. Lott touches on all the areas of a families life that are affected with the birth of a handicapped child. He also makes the reader aware of what a blessing these children are to all who are lucky enough to know them. It will make you cry, it will make you laugh. I recommend this book to everyone.
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Helpful Score: 4
I work with disabled children and I found this book a very compelling story of how a disability affects an entire family.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a very moving story that opens your eyes to hardships and delights of raising children...
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Helpful Score: 2
I love this author, and really enjoyed the book. It was extremely touching...
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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 unforseen 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 relationhip of matchless intensity and beauty, and one of the finest, most indominitable heroines in contemporary American fiction.
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This is an engaging story of a family and everything they endure. Really liked it.
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awesome! awesome! awesome tale of a mother's never-ending love for her child! very inspiring and sometimes tearful!
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An Oprah Book and NYT Bestseller. In the backwoods of Mississippi, Jewel and her husband are blessed with five fine children. When Brenda Kay is born, Jewel's life quickly changes and a mother-daughter relationship of matchless intensity and beauty is born. Characters are compared to those by Steinbeck and Harper Lee.
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I just LOVED this book...and I'm pretty picky!!
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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 quckly 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 marchles intensity and beauty, and one of the finest, most indomitable heroines in contemporary American fiction.
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I just couldn't get into this book. It moved VERY slow. I read about the first three chapters and decided to post it because it didn't hold my attention. Maybe it just wasn't what I thought it was going to be.
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Beautiful story!


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