The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives
Random House Publishing Group, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 222 pages
One dayin Ventura, California, Jonell McLain saw a beautiful diamond necklace in a jewelry store window and wondered: Why are personal luxuries so plentiful yet accessible to so few? What if we shared what we desired? Several weeks, dozens of phone calls, and one great leap of faith later, Jonell and twelve other women bought the necklace together–to be passed along among them all.
The dazzling treasure weaves in and out of each woman’s life, reflecting her past, defining her present, making promises for her future. Lending sparkle in surprising and unexpected ways, the necklace comes to mean something dramatically different to each of the thirteen women. With vastly dissimilar histories and lives, they transcend their individual personalities and politics to join together in an uncommon journey–and what started as a quirky social experiment becomes something far richer and deeper.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookwormteri - LibraryThing
!3 women buy a VERY expensive diamond necklace to share. The most interesting thing in the book is how the necklace changes them. This necklace, and the other women in the group, give each woman something she needed, but maybe didn't realize it. Very interesting. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tloeffler - LibraryThing
In October 2004, 13 women in Ventura CA went together and bought a $37,000 diamond necklace to share. This is their story, told from each woman's standpoint, of how it all came about, and what ... Read full review
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The Necklace: A True Story of 13 Women, 1 Diamond Necklace, and a Fabulous Idea
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