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My Box of Jewels

R. Jackson Kathy R. Jackson

My Box of Jewels follows the trials and tribulations of Pearl, a witty, down-home southern matriarch whose life begins on a Mississippi farm on January 13, 1936.

Born into a large African American family, Pearl's father is a country preacher who travels the countryside visiting the sick and spreading the good news of the gospel. Pearl and her brothers and sisters live a good life, despite a lack of inside toilets, running water, electricity, or a telephone. The family is not without its hardships-her mother dies during childbirth and the Klan burns their house to the ground-but Pearl survives stronger than ever by believing God will always make a way out of no way. Eventually Pearl marries and moves to St. Louis where she discovers a new way of worship and converts to Catholicism. As Pearl's family grows to include three children-all of whom are named after gems-Pearl journals all their experiences, recording an incredible family history.

As the circle of life takes Pearl to a rocker on her front porch, she shares the story of her life with her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, providing them with an everlasting gift of her legacy.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publish Date: Feb 19th, 2010
  • Pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.57in - 0.82lb
  • EAN: 9781426924552
  • Categories: Religious - General

About the Author

Kathy Jackson is a cradle African American Catholic and an avid reader of Christian fiction. A former human resources executive, she currently lives and works as a substitute teacher in St. Louis, Missouri. She has two adult children and one granddaughter and is working on her second novel.