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.
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SacrificeUser Review - paula1295 - Overstock.com
I love this book. The main characters sacrifice for her daughter with downs syndrome is a great example of what mothers will do for their children. It was a little frustrating at times how she gave all to her and neglected the rest of her family Read full review
Jewel (Oprah's Book Club)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Listeners will love this audio abridgment of a book chosen for Oprah's Book Club. It's about a struggling Mississippi mother whose iron will conquers all obstacles to getting quality care for her ... Read full review