What Readers Are Saying:
Barry James Hickey's engagingly cinematic writing will make you laugh, cry and ponder.
Hickey has created a truly memorable story with distinct characters carved from everyday life where everyone has a secret.
A bright book on hope and caring. Barry Hickey is my American Honore de Balzac.
(Hickey) imbues his characters with a magic formula, using acute observation of the human condition, sensitivity, honesty, imagination, love and hope. The result is a wonderful story, with timely revelations. I closed the book wanting to be part of it.
This book was a great find and such great character development.
Wow! What a literal treat!
Everyone has a secret. The story is compelling and curious to the end. The Five Pearls emotionally moves you to pay it forward in your own life.
This is a great book for teens and young adults! The characters come to life on every page. Grab it!
I could not put it down. Always one more chapter to read. The characters and storyline were great. An exciting new author.
I loved this book. This is a page turner!
This year's MUST READ novel!
Emotionally compelling. It strikes at the heart of the human experience. Highly recommended.
# # #
Barry James Hickey is a writer, actor, singer and director/producer of documentaries, travelogues and feature films