Three Views of Crystal Water : Vera Lowinger Drew is the last of a pearling dynasty. When she is left motherless, her only refuge is in Japan with her grandfather's young mistress, among the legendary ama women divers. With their age-old strength to guide her, Vera comes into her own - until World War II turns her friends into âthe enemy. Three Views of Crystal Water crosses generations and continents with a story of love, war and the quest for the lustrous, elusive pearl. This Perennial edition of Katherine Govier's powerful novel is enhanced with a P.S. section featuring pearl lore, and historical and biographical detail.