[Read] ➺ Mother of Pearl ➶ Melinda Haynes – Anguillais.us

Mother of Pearl Capturing All The Rueful Irony And Racial Ambivalence Of Small Town Mississippi In The Late 1950s, Melinda Haynes Celebrated Novel Is A Wholly Unforgettable Exploration Of Family, Identity, And Redemption Mother Of Pearl Revolves Around Twenty Eight Year Old Even Grade, A Black Man Who Grew Up An Orphan, And Valuable Korner, The Fifteen Year Old White Daughter Of The Town Whore And An Unknown Father Both Are Passionately Determined To Discover The Precious Things Neither Experienced As Children Human Connection, Enduring Commitment, And, Above All, Unconditional Love A Startlingly Accomplished Mixture Of Beauty, Mystery, And Tragedy, Mother Of Pearl Marks The Debut Of An Extraordinary Literary Talent Oprah S Book Club

[Read] ➺ Mother of Pearl  ➶ Melinda Haynes – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 465 pages
  • Mother of Pearl
  • Melinda Haynes
  • English
  • 24 August 2019
  • 0671774670

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➺ Mother of Pearl ➶ Melinda Haynes – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Set in Petal, Mississippi during the 1950 s, Mother of Pearl is a story about finding love and the connections between individuals regardless of our differences These connections are particularly meaningful in a time and place where racial tensions and prejudice are very pronounced Even Grade is a black man born to unknown parents He builds a relationship with Joody Two Sun, an eccentric woman with Native American roots and an ability to read the past and future lives of the people she enco Set in Petal, Mississippi during the 1950 s, Mother of Pearl is a story about finding love and the connections between individuals regardless of our differences Th...


  2. says:

    For some reason you want to keep reading it Not because you re hoping for an explanation or a story or a plot But because you want to know what in the world possessed the author to write a book that makes no sense.


  3. says:

    I m feeling guilty I m feeling guilty about reviewing Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes I m feeling guilty, first, because I didn t read the whole book, finishing only about the first third I rarely don t finish books, driven not only by an inner compulsion to complete what I ve begun but also by the conviction that the author deserves his or her work to be read in its entirety before judgment is passed, and in this case I have failed Haynes I feel guilty, second, for having the temerity to I m feeling guilty I m feeling guilty about reviewing Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes I m feeling guilty, first, because I didn t read the whole book, finishing only about the first third I rarely don t finish books, driven not only by an inner compulsion to complete what I ve begun but also by the conviction that the author deserves his or her work to be read in its entirety before judgment is passed, and in this case I have failed Haynes I feel guilty, second, for having the temerity to evaluate a work I didn t finish, knowing that I didn t experience her vision or argument in its fullness, thereby opening myself to the accusation o...


  4. says:

    It makes me sad that this is the only book in probably the last 20 years that I just put down and never finished I just absolutely could not get into it Boring


  5. says:

    Melinda Haynes has taken on a Herculean task, crafting a multicharacter story that reaches across racial barriers to encompass an entire community She doesn t shy away from the ugliness in life bigotry of every stripe, mean spiritedness, betrayal, thoughtless cruelty, and death but what interests her is the potential of the human heart to find space within itself for the most unexpected people With its strong, lyrical language and fully realized characters, Mother of Pearl is a fine novel an Melinda Haynes has taken on a Herculean task, craft...


  6. says:

    I just can t read this book, I probably shouldn t even write a view because I am only 25 pages in I am an avid reader I have read so many books, and I read fastI bought Mother of Pearl at a local bookstore in their used section It caught my attention because it is on Oprah s Book Club I have been trying to read this book for 7 months I can t do it In the meantime I have read many other booksevery time I finish a book I, of course, need a new one to start So every single time I pick I just can t read this book, I probably shouldn t even write a view because I am only 25 pages in I am an avid reader I have read so many books, and I read fastI bought Mother of Pearl at a local bookstore in their used section It caught my attention because it is on Oprah s Book Club I have been trying to read this book for 7 months I can t do it In the meantime I have read many other booksevery time I finish a book I, of course, need a new one to start So every single time I pick up Mother of Pearl I am only able to read about 2 pages at a time and then I am done I feel that it so jumbled together, the pages don t make sense I have to re read almost every page trying to make sense of why one line i...


  7. says:

    I m going to begin my review by quoting from some of the jacket blurbs, to give you a sense of how well received this first time novelist was with her beautiful piece of work.From the Chicago Tribune Remarkable From The Plain Dealer in Cleveland Haynes is the real thing, a true artist, a genuine writer, and in this book, at least, a genius.MOTHER OF PEARL transports us to the wilds of a different world From Publishers Weekly In prose both rugged and beautiful, Haynes plumbs the secr I m going to begin my review by quoting from some of the jacket blurbs, to give you a sense of how well received this first time novelist was with her beautiful piece of work.From the Chicago Tribune Remarkable From The Plain Dealer in Cleveland Haynes is the real thing, a true artis...


  8. says:

    I bought this book used so I didn t know it was an Oprah selection until I read some of the reviews onI was a little confused by some of the bad reviews here until I read a few of them I have to say that I was on the fence with this one for the first 100 pages seems to be a common complaint but after that I was hooked Give this one a good try if you have trouble with it because it WILL come together.I ve lived in the South all of my life and I thought many of the characters reminded I bought this book used so I didn t know it was an Oprah selection until I read some of the reviews onI was a little confused by some of the bad reviews here until I read a few of them I have to say that I was on ...


  9. says:

    What did I think of this book Hm, It was good, I liked the story, I laughed aloud in some places and anxious in others I really didn t care much for the writing style though It didn t flow, it was hard to follow and it switched between first and third person narratives with no warning Several times I had to go back and reread a paragraph or start a section over again just to figure out who was doing the talking or who was being talked about The author not only confused me with the narrative What did I think of this book Hm, It was good, I liked the story, I la...


  10. says:

    The plot is woven around the two main characters Even Grade and Valuable Korner and a witch, a goat, and some wise old people who live in a quirky little southern town in the 1950 s The plot is full of twists that are shocking, humorous, and heart breaking.I read this book with a friend and had a blast I loved this book because it was very literary full of symbols, motifs, allusions, and figurative language that allows the reader to explore many levels of interpretation Definitely a book Th...

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