The Sea Glass Gift is the story of Jenna, a woman who survived child abuse and the surrender of her son for adoption. She walks a journey of brokenness and painful memories and then her life takes a turn when her son contacts her. As they exchange letters, they uncover insights about the relations among fragility, transparency, and destruction in a world of persistent change. Combining the intrigue of New Orleans, with the allure and science of glassblowing, Jenna’s story, based on a true one, is a tale of souls on the edge, which captures the hope that the broken bits of life, like shards of glass, can be transformed into spectacular displays of artistry.
Author Julie Rogers-Martin gleans stories from thirty years of working with at-risk youth and witnessing the shattering changes in their lives. She sheds light on pain and hope, brokenness and restoration, abandonment and homecoming.