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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 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sweeping and beautifully written…A parable for our age.”

    New York Times

  • “Lott is one of the most important and imaginative writers in America today. His eye for detail is unparalleled; his vision—where he looks—is like no one else’s in this country.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Bret Lott’s Jewel is a beautifully crafted first-person epic of one poor Southern woman’s personal duel with God…This is a voice we don’t want to stop hearing…Some of the tenderest scenes of family love since those in Dickens.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “[A] brilliant novel…This book is pure gift.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Bret Lott has a gift for making the ordinary seem luminous. In Jewel, he applies his art to a broad canvas and produces what may stand as his masterpiece…Lott matches the honest strength of his characters with that of his prose. His Jewel is a force of nature, her story rising out of a perfect, seamless union of teller and tale.”

     Boston Globe

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