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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 event can...  more »
ISBN: 53348
Pages: 358
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Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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: 4
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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