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Chasing Down the Dawn
Life Stories By composer & Musician Jewel Kilcher
Since childhood, Jewel has turned to her own short stories, vivid narratives,
and starkly honest writings to revisit the past, chronicle the many characters
she's encountered, and trace the intricate, unpredictable patterns of her days.
CHASING DOWN THE DAWN, recording artist, actress, and best-selling author
Jewel opens her intimate journals to create a vivid montage of the people,
places, relationships, and passages that coloured the life she came from and
marked the last magical, turbulent, and ultimately transformational year. Drawn
from her remarkable chronicle of life on the road during the Spirit World Tour,
this unforgettable collection of freeze-frames captures unusual images from
Jewel's childhood in Alaska, her beginnings as a struggling artist, and her
challenges as a daughter, sister, and woman.
Jewel paints an unblinkingly honest picture of the exceptional journey that
carried her to the world's stage. Here, as if pulled from a stack of snapshots,
are Jewel's moment-by-moment observations on life as she now lives it: the
pleasure of sold-out performances and the pressures of her industry...the
sweetness of love and bitterness of loss...friendship, freedom, and the small
miracles we ourselves create.
And here - in a book that allows the reader a rare glimpse of life's turning
points as if viewed from over the author's shoulder - are Jewel's deeply
personal insights on the events that shaped her understanding: her parents'
divorce, her experience of poverty, the healing of her difficult relationship
with her father, and the development of her unique talent.
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