Part of the story is a true memoir of a heartbreaking childhood because of a strangely abusive mother. There is a mother-child problem one can only call sensational because of its shocking dimensions. This story also is part of other true life stories of women from dysfunctional families. The women are survivors. And they are complicated, juicy, compelling and remarkably diverse.
In the late winter of 1997, forty-six-year-old Frances Davis returns to the suburbs of Philadelphia to be with her family as she battles metastatic Melanoma. A Shattered Opal is the story of the last eight weeks of Frances’ life and the culmination of a twenty-year friendship and spiritual journey.