New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl

(1999)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Oprah's Book Club Best Book (nominee)
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.

    

Similar Books by other authors...

thumb
Daughter of Fortune
(Daughter of Fortune, book 1)
Isabel Allende

Used availability for Melinda Haynes's Mother of Pearl

Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-613-26280-8 / 978-0-613-26280-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2000 : USA Turtleback

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-606-19128-3 / 978-0-606-19128-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1999 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7862-2181-X / 978-0-7862-2181-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


January 1999 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7868-6627-6 / 978-0-7868-6627-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1999 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7868-6485-0 / 978-0-7868-6485-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7434-3103-0 / 978-0-7434-3103-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2000 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7862-2182-8 / 978-0-7862-2182-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


November 2000 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 1-84115-390-7 / 978-1-84115-390-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


July 2000 : Australia Paperback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7322-6803-6 / 978-0-7322-6803-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins,Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2000 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl (Oprah's Book Club)
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-671-77467-0 / 978-0-671-77467-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1999 : Australia Paperback
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7322-6708-0 / 978-0-7322-6708-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

December 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes, Nana Visitor
ISBN: 0-7887-3888-7 / 978-0-7887-3888-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 1999 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl: A Novel
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Availability: Amazon   


September 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7871-2372-2 / 978-0-7871-2372-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Literature
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 1999 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7871-2373-0 / 978-0-7871-2373-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7871-2374-9 / 978-0-7871-2374-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
Availability: Amazon CA   


1999 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Mother of Pearl
Author(s): Melinda Haynes
ISBN: 0-7366-4659-0 / 978-0-7366-4659-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape, Inc.
Availability: Amazon