Mother of Pearl

  • by Melinda Haynes
  • Narrated by Nana Visitor
  • 16 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in small town Mississippi in the late 1950s, Mother of Pearl is populated by wonderfully rich and original characters with themes of identity and the true meaning of family interwoven throughout. The story revolves around 28-year-old Even Grade, a black man who grew up an orphan, and Valuable Komer, a 15-year-old white girl who is the daughter of the town whore and an unknown father. Their paths cross through Joody Two Sun, a seer, who becomes Even's lover. Both Even and Valuable are seeking the family, love, and commitment they never had, and their search ultimately takes both of them to places they never dreamed they'd go.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Hard to put, hard to hit

I thought that this was an EXCELLENT listen! I enjoyed the character development, the plot - everything about this book. I was sad when it ended. May we look forward to a sequel?
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- Kathleen

Narrator problem??

This probably could have been a much better book if the narrator was better. I love listening to audio books, but this one was really difficult to get into and stay focused on. This is the only book - from a large library - that I had to be alone in a quiet room to try to follow. I also had a hard time knowing which character was speaking. I couldn't tell the boys for the girls! It certainly wouldn't be a book that I would recommend for a first time listener!
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- Nana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books