cover image Jewel: Jewel

Jewel: Jewel

Bret Lott, Author, Hernandez, Author, Jane Rosenman, Editor Washington Square Press $9 (368p) ISBN 978-0-671-74039-9

Jewel Hilburn, the strong-willed narrator of this haunting novel set in rural Mississippi, lavishes the parental love she never received upon her own child, who is afflicted with Down's syndrome. (Nov.)