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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,203 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melinda Haynes Narrator: Nana Visitor Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in small town Mississippi in the late 1950s, Mother of Pearl is populated by wonderfully rich and original characters with themes of identity and the true meaning of family interwoven throughout. The story revolves around 28-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Komer, a 15-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 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 2/20/2014

    " This was a pretty good book. It's interesting how the two groups grow and blend together through the twists and turns. a decent historical fictions on the late 1950s if you like this period. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Phoebe | 2/8/2014

    " read 400 pages and realized that i didn't even want to finish it. i think the author was going for a toni morrison thing but it didn't work for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 2/7/2014

    " So far this has been a SLOW read in that it's like reading poetry in Novel form and you want to savor it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Blessedutopia | 2/5/2014

    " I read this book when I was pretty young. It was good, not great, not bad...just good. The characters were interesting and well developed..a bit slow at times, but over all...a GOOD book. "

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