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Clover Hill is ten years old when her father, the principal of the local elementary school, marries a white woman, Sara Kate. Just hours later, an automobile accident compels Clover to forge a relationship with the new stepmother she hardly knows in this beautiful, enduring novel about a family lost and found. First published by Algonquin in 1990 and winner of the Lillian Smith Award for Southern literature that enhances racial awareness, Clover is a national bestseller and has been recommended reading for classrooms across the country. Now on our thirtieth anniversary we have the pleasure of republishing this Algonquin classic in trade paperback, with an original essay by the author. In the spirit of Cold Sassy Tree and The Secret Life of Bees, Clover is a witty, insightful classic for readers of all ages.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c1990
ISBN: 9780945575269
Branch Call Number: SAN
Characteristics: 183 p


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Sep 01, 2016

The whole premise of this book just seemed ridiculous. After Clover’s father died, why would Clover’s extended family let someone who had only been her stepmother for a few hours have custody of her? There were just strange events in the book, like a woman confronting Clover’s stepmother in a grocery store parking lot just to accuse her of wanting to write a book. The jumps in time were disorienting, but even if the story had been told linearly it still wouldn’t make sense.

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