Keep on rowing! Pearls and Knots is a memoir of personal stories, written in essays and poetry, on a mission to encourage readers to capture their own family moments and to write them to share. Sometimes gripping, sometimes soothing, always current and humorous, Sarah Schwarcz’s lifelong tales will hook your imagination and heart. In Dubuque, Iowa, you will sit with her, sipping warm coffee on a porch overlooking the Mississippi, and then scrunch into a fifth-grade classroom desk in the inner city of Chicago, where she taught for many years. The pearls in her life kept her going. The knots in her life made the pearls even more precious and revered. Reflection and resilience are her lifejackets.