Author Mary Campbell’s new book “The Story of Pearl” is a stirring tale of a Southern family who endured much in the decades following the abolition of slavery

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Recent release “The Story of Pearl” from Page Publishing author Mary Campbell is the riveting history of her family, from its origins in the wake of slavery, through the hardscrabble lives of her grandparents and their children as sharecroppers, and the many extraordinary and terrifying events while living in the former home of a bitter and deceased plantation master.

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Mary Campbell, a freelance writer, esthetician, and married mother and grandmother currently employed in a Detroit-area hospital, has completed her new book “The Story of Pearl”: a poignant memoir and chronicle of an eventful family history.

The author shares, “In the early 1990s, there was a people—some born slaves, some born descendants—who struggled to be a people. It was a transitional period where there was no clear tomorrow. Born in and of those times was Annie Pearl Jones. She had curiosity about life that tarnished her life, leaving her preoccupied with death. She has a family that could not understand or console her. And so it was, as her family struggled to endure those times, Pearl focused on death as death on her.

"Pearl was the daughter of Jackson and Lizzie Lee Jones and the older sister of my mother, Lola Mae (Monk). ‘The Story of Pearl’ is my mother’s memories of a sister she loved and never really knew.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Mary Campbell’s book is a gripping and evocative story depicting the bitter legacy of slavery, the determination of a family to make their way in Alabama in the post-Reconstruction era, and the fate of a sensitive young girl whose connection to the unseen presages a tragic end.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “The Story of Pearl” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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