The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment that Transformed Their Lives (Paperback)

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    Cheryl Jarvis is a journalist and essayist and the author of The Marriage Sabbatical: The Journey That Brings You Home. Her byline has appeared in numerous publications, includingThe Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, andReader’s Digest. A former television producer and magazine and newspaper editor, she has taught writing at the University of Southern California and at Washington University and Webster University in St. Louis.
    One day in Ventura, California, Jonell McLain saw a beautiful diamond necklace in a jewelry store window and wondered: Why are personal luxuries so plentiful yet accessible to so few? What if we shared what we desired? Several weeks, dozens of phone calls, and one great leap of faith later, Jonell and twelve other women bought the necklace together–to be passed along among them all.

    The dazzling treasure weaves in and out of each woman’s life, reflecting her past, defining her present, making promises for her future. Lending sparkle in surprising and unexpected ways, the necklace comes to mean something dramatically different to each of the thirteen women. With vastly dissimilar histories and lives, they transcend their individual personalities and politics to join together in an uncommon journey–and what started as a quirky social experiment becomes something far richer and deeper.

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    ISBN 9780345500724
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
    Format Paperback
    Pages 222
    Publisher Date 2009-08-25 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ballantine Books
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.48 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Thirteen Women and the Experiment that Transformed Their Lives
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Women of Jewelia
    Country of Origin United States

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