Title Profile & Character Information

Jewel

Annotation
In this masterful portrayal of a mother's heartbreak and her lifelong quarrel with God, Bret Lott takes a quantum leap forward. His previous fiction won him the accolade of a minimalist John Cheever.--New York Times Book Review. Now he transports readers to 1943 Mississippi and to the subject of most truly great novels: love's redemptive power. Optioned by Twentieth Century Fox.

Characters
NameHilburn, Jewel
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother
Pregnant

NameHilburn, Brenda Kay
GenderFemale

GenreDomestic
Southern fiction
Fiction
TopicsDown Syndrome
Mental disability
Parenthood
Mothers and daughters
Redemptive love
SettingMississippi
Backwoods