Beautiful, mystical, well written, you'll love it.
A wonderful story, a first novel set in Petal Mississippi in 1956. There is an assortment of white folks and another assortment of black. The reader gets to know each and every one and how they interact with each other.
Even Grade is a 28yo black man who has lived in Petal 4 yrs. and has become friends with Canaan a black man of about 62, a self-educated man, and philosopher.Every good man must have a good woman, and Joody Two Sun, a seer, and Grace, who has worked all her life raising a white lad and caring for his mother fill that bill. Valuable Korner is a 15yo white girl, daughter of the town "HO." With all of these colorful characters you just know interesting events must take place. They do. Oprah liked this book and it was a Book of the Month selection and also a Quality Paperback Book Club selection. How wrong can you go? Read it and love it!
Couldn't finish it, got about halfway through it. I found it hard to read...and is one of the only Oprah Book Club books that I couldn't finish.
The beginning is a little slow, but once you get going with this story it is impossible to put the book down. I loved the characters and did not want it to end.
The book starts off a little slow as the characters are develooped. As the story unfolds, you find yourself not putting this book down. It is full of clues, twists and turns that keep you thinking about the book long after you have finished. The story line is good but pay attention as you read. It has some surprises later on. Good story!!
This book started at little slow and I found some of the language offensive, but I realize the author was trying to make it true to life. Other than that I really enjoyed this book..I love to read book set in the deep south and this one definitely has deep southern roots.
Excellent book! Loved this story.
Good read, an Oprah book club selection.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Set in a small Mississippi town in the late 1950s, Mother of Pearl is populated by original characters with themes of identity and the true meaning of family interwoven throughout. The story revolves around twenty-eight-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Korner, a fifteen-year-old white girl who is the daughter of the town whore and an unknown father. Their paths cross through Joody Two Sun, a seer, who sets up camp along the riverbank just outside of town and becomes Even's lover. Both Even and Valuable are seeking the family, love, and commitment they never had, and their search ultimately takes both of them to places they never dreamed they'd go.
This is one of OPRAH'S Book Club books. This book will definately keep you picking up this book until you finish reading it. Really enertaining characters in this book.
this was a very good read, made you stop and think about the way the old south was during the 50's and 60's and even to current times, especially when it came to inter racial or inter societal friendships.
This is an Oprah's Book Club book.
Oprah's book club selection.
I loved this book, somehow I ended up with two copies~
Oprah's Book Club selection
((Mother of Pearl is a monumental novel set in the noble-speaking back country of Faulkner,s Mississippi.In a luminuos voice,original and true,MelindaHaynes tells the story,straight as a tree and deep as a pond,of the savage miseries and saving graces of the past and present in the deep south.This is an unforgettable,heart-bending book.I haven,t read this book but it sounds like it would be good.