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"Provocative and thoroughly engaging . . . Bursting with sweetness, flavor, and color."*

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. In the spirit of Cold Sassy Tree and The Secret Life of Bees, Clover is a witty, insightful classic for readers of all ages.

"Striking . . . The author has staked out an impressive new territory here, replete with peach farmers, textile workers, drunks and crazy people, with the newly middle class as well as the terminally poor . . . Clover is very much the genuine item." --The New York Times

"Black vernacular as convincing as Alice Walker's, imaginative metaphors that rival Maya Angelou's and humor as delicious as Zora Neale Hurston's." --Publishers Weekly

"This is an honest and refreshing novel that makes an important statement about the barriers between blacks and whites." --*San Francisco Chronicle

"Sanders sews these family scenes together like a fine quiltmaker, delicately fashioning scenes that include distant relatives and old friends with all their peculiarities and local customs." --The Washington Post Book World

"A moving portrait . . . In lean but rich prose, [Sanders'] characters come to life." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Rich in language and character observation . . . Sanders' achievement lies in the freshness of Clover's voice and the old-timey eccentricity of her vision." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A gentle, wise, emotionally satisfying winner." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer<

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Winner of the Lillian Smith Award for Southern literature that enhances racial awareness, the national bestseller Clover, first published by Algonquin in 1990, became a paperback bestseller for Fawcett and went on to be a made-for-TV movie, starring Elizabeth McGovern and Ernie Hudson, in 1997. In twenty-three years, it has never been out of print 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. Hailed for it's refreshing voice, Clover has earned critics' praise:

About the Author

Dori Sanders was born in York County, South Carolina. Her father's farm, where her family still raises Georgia Belle and Elberta peaches, is one of the oldest black-owned farms in York County. Her father was a school principal and an author. She attended York County public schools and later studied at community colleges in Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland. She does most of her writing during the winter months, in Maryland, where she is an associate banquet manager of a hotel near Andrews Air Force Base. In the growing season she farms the family land, cultivating peaches, watermelons, and vegetables, and helps staff Sanders' Peach Shed, her family's open-air produce stand. Clover is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780945575269
Author:
Sanders, Dori
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Interracial marriage
Subject:
Interracial marriage -- Fiction.
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
83
Publication Date:
19900103
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
7.34x5.32x.83 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,

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.

"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Lillian Smith Award for Southern literature that enhances racial awareness, the national bestseller Clover, first published by Algonquin in 1990, became a paperback bestseller for Fawcett and went on to be a made-for-TV movie, starring Elizabeth McGovern and Ernie Hudson, in 1997. In twenty-three years, it has never been out of print 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. Hailed for it's refreshing voice, Clover has earned critics' praise:
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