Mother of Pearl
Kellie Coates Gilbert
Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job as the high school counselor in her close-knit community. Without warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is betrayed by friends 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 she 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.
Reading Level: Adult, Age 15 & Over
Content Awareness: None
Classification: PG-13: Parental Guidance Recommended for Persons Aged 13 and Under
Set in a close-knit community in Idaho where football reigns supreme, this is an extremely well written and moving story, very relevant for our times. –Carole Jarvis