A Novel

Book - 1990
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After her father dies within hours of being married to a white woman, a ten-year-old black girl learns with her new mother to overcome grief and to adjust to a new place in their rural black South Carolina community.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c1990.
ISBN: 9780945575269
Branch Call Number: SAND
Characteristics: 183 p. 19 cm.


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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ 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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