Insight into the human heart seems to be one of JM Cornwell's specialties. Similar to her hit "Past Imperfect", "Among Women" is a tale of human nature, interpersonal relationships and self-examination. Protagonist Pearl Caldwell learns about herself by learning from others. What motivates Pearl in this story really isn't very different than what motivates her fellow inmates, and Caldwell learns that life isn't always just black and white. "Among Women" is a beautiful story of growth and perspective that leaves the reader yearning for more.