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What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Oprah's Book Club)

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ISBN13: 9780380794874
ISBN10: 038079487x
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In a remarkable debut novel that sizzles with sensuality, crackles with life-affirming energy and moves the reader to laughter and tears, author Pearl Cleage creates a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding. After a decade of luxe living in Atlanta, Ava Johnson has returned to tiny Idlewild, Michigan — her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits on one dark truth: Ava has tested positive for HIV. Bur rather than a sorrowful end, her homecoming is a new beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since she left, all the problems of the big city have invaded the sleepy community of her childhood. Because dear friends and family sorely need her help in the face of impending trouble and tragedy, and Ava cannot turn her back on them. And because, most importantly, Ava Johnson is inexplicabley and undeniably falling in love.

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After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living among the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild — her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines is the end is, instead, a beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since Ava left, all the problems of the big city have come to roost in the sleepy North Michigan community whose ordinariness once drove her away; and she cannot turn her back on friends and family who sorely need her in the face of impending trouble and tragedy. Besides which, that one unthinkable, unmistakable thing is now happening to her: Ava Johnson is falling in love.

Acclaimed playwright, essayist and columnist Pearl Cleage has created a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding, in a remarkable debut novel that sizzles with sensuality, hums with gritty truth, and sings and crackles with life-affirming energy as it moves the reader to laughter and tears.

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This highly praised debut novel by a renowned African-American playwright/essayist is a gritty yet warm and inspiring story of hope, love, and homecoming.

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Hallesmommy123, September 5, 2009 (view all comments by Hallesmommy123)
The writing is sharp, witty, and will cut you with the truth. Cleage will have you laughing, crying, and seething. A wonderful and tough little book that doesn't mess around, shatters stereotypes and calls people on their bs; yet, at the same time, draws you in with its optimistic, warm and brave insight. A knockout.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380794874
Subtitle:
Author:
Cleage, Pearl
Author:
by Pearl Cleage
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Michigan
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Aids
Subject:
Michigan Fiction.
Subject:
African-American women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oprah's Book Club (Paperback)
Series Volume:
88-752.
Publication Date:
November 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.38x4.94x.65 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780380794874 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living among the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild — her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines is the end is, instead, a beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since Ava left, all the problems of the big city have come to roost in the sleepy North Michigan community whose ordinariness once drove her away; and she cannot turn her back on friends and family who sorely need her in the face of impending trouble and tragedy. Besides which, that one unthinkable, unmistakable thing is now happening to her: Ava Johnson is falling in love.

Acclaimed playwright, essayist and columnist Pearl Cleage has created a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding, in a remarkable debut novel that sizzles with sensuality, hums with gritty truth, and sings and crackles with life-affirming energy as it moves the reader to laughter and tears.

"Synopsis" by , This highly praised debut novel by a renowned African-American playwright/essayist is a gritty yet warm and inspiring story of hope, love, and homecoming.
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