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Pearl Luke

Hi I'm Pearl Luke.

On this part of the site you will find information about me and my two novels, and you can read excerpts from both novels. If you like what you see, please support me by buying the novels to read yourself, give as a gift, donate to a women's shelter, etc. Authors can only keep writing if readers buy what they write, and I appreciate your support!

Burning Ground by Pearl Luke
Madame Zee by Pearl Luke

"In Madame Zee, Pearl Luke's deep compassion for our human frailties is unmistakable as she explores the dangers inherent in following passion into belief."
-Gail Anderson-Dargatz, author of The Cure for Death by Lightning and A Recipe for Bees

"Exquisite...Madame Zee takes flight and races toward its fearful end: the consequences of too much knowing."
-Fred Stenson, Giller Prize finalist for The Trade

"Madame Zee is a fascinating fictional biography of a deeply unusual woman. Behind Zee's intelligence lies Luke's own. She offers us a character who, while falling for the seductions of a cult leader, retains the clarity to observe his manipulations -- an adroit and perceptive rendering."
-Catherine Bush, author of The Rules of Engagement and Claire's Head

"Madame Zee is a fascinating story about one woman's struggle to fulfil her gift; Luke vividly evokes both the greedy sensuality of the roaring twenties and the tortured asceticism of a West Coast commune."
-Kathy Page, author of Alphabet and Story of My Face

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About Madame Zee

Madame Zee Excerpt

About Burning Ground

Burning Ground Excerpt

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