The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2008
Duration: 5 hours 35 minutes
Freelance journalist Cheryl Jarvis lovingly tells the story of Jonell, her friends, and a $37,000 necklace they bought together and nicknamed "Jewelia" after the late, great Julia Child. What started as a simple agreement to share a beautiful piece of jewelry quickly grew into so much more: a study in friendship and the power of sharing something with a group; the promise of adventure and the meaning of leaving a legacy for your family and community; an exploration of our consumer culture and our desire for material things.
"A fascinating journey into thirteen women's lives. Sweet and touching, it also manages to make you think about what really matters in life."-•Kathie Lee Gifford