available 8.12.14 -- Jewell’s most recent novel is a melodrama starring the Bird clan: happy-go-lucky mother Lorelai, patient father Colin, headstrong eldest child Meg, meek Beth, and dissimilar twins Rory and Rhys. Each member of the family begins to drift away from the others, and the subsequent years find them dealing with affairs, abandonment, and death.
Two remarkable women, separated by more than a century, whose lives unexpectedly intertwine. 2004: Lina Sparrow is an ambitious young lawyer working on a historic class-action lawsuit seeking reparations for the descendants of American slaves. 1852: Josephine is a seventeen-year-old house slave who tends to the mistress of a Virginia tobacco farm-an aspiring artist named Lu Anne Bell.