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Mother of Pearl

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Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job as a high school counselor in her close-knit community. Without warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is betrayed and lashes out. 

Nothing prepares this mother for the helplessness that follows when her attempts to steer her daughter back on course fail, and Pearl shuts her out . . . or when Barrie discovers the unthinkable about her nemesis, the football coach.

Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Mother of Pearl brings us into the heart of a mother  bound by an incredible burden, who ultimately finds she must recognize her own vulnerability and learn to trust in something much bigger.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 18, 2012 – Gilbert s fiction debut is the intense tale of Barrie Graeber and her family. Barrie is a high school counselor, and her teenage daughter Pearl makes some bad choices that lead to her death in a car crash. The family s grief takes a complex turn when they learn of Pearl s involvement with an adult and Barrie pursues her desire for justice. The emotionally fraught plot unfolds very slowly, and certain key developments occur late in the narrative, blurring the novel s focus: is it about grief or sexual predation? Gilbert, a former paralegal, is at her best with courtroom scenes, when deliberate pacing is both dramatic and appropriate. But characterization of several of the minor figures is too slight, and the overall tempo is so slow as to become more melodrama than taut drama that sinks under the weight of too many issues.
Mother of Pearl
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family
  • Published: Feb 24, 2017
  • Publisher: Kellie Gilbert LLC - Amnos Media Group
  • Seller: Kellie Gilbert LLC -Amnos Media Group
  • Print Length: 306 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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