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The Epiphany of Grace Hymel
The much-awaited memoir of David Pierson, and his literary tribute to his mom.
“The Epiphany of Grace” is a true story of a single mother’s struggle to raise four children in the segregated South of the 1960s.
Deserted after thirteen years of marriage Grace leaves California to return to her home state of Louisiana and is immediately confronted with everything she had escaped, the racial prejudices of her family, the social morés of the time, discrimination of women, and poverty wages in the workplace.
This story shifts from poignant scenes of deep emotion to laugh-out-loud chapters as this heroic woman remains committed to providing for her children.
Burdened by extreme poverty, conflicted by her faith, and determined to teach her children good values in a time when it was dangerous to feel contrary, Grace’s choice was stark but clear. She could either save her soul or her children. Not both.
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“For her, the choice was stark but clear. She could save either her soul or her children. Not both.”
“Without giving anything about the story away, WOW! Buy this book now. You won't regret it. The Epiphany of Grace is incredible.”
“What an incredible woman! It's amazing everything she endured to raise her kids. And to be in the South during that time had to be surreal. It's hard to even imagine it today. The Epiphany of Grace was a great book!”
“Start this book early in the day, because if you're anything like me, you won't be able to put it down. I stayed up half the night to finish it. I got ZERO sleep but it was worth it. I will be reading The Epiphany of Grace again.”
“The Epiphany of Grace is that book you weren't expecting, that you can't put down. It's a heart-wrenching story with moments of joy that have you laughing with the family. It's a very personal book written with a lot of love about a strong woman struggling through hard times and raising 4 kids by herself. The love and respect the author had for his mother is beautiful. I think any family that has gone through hard times can appreciate this book. ”
“This is one of those books that should be made into a movie. I could definitely see The Epiphany of Grace winning a lot of awards for some actors.”