Clover: A Novel

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Algonquin Books, 1990 - Fiction - 183 pages
31 Reviews

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.

-- Dori Sanders
  

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User Review  - Olivia - Goodreads

I'm disappointed... I had hoped to really enjoy this book. I cannot give it 1 star & say that I didn't like it... But neither can I give it 3 stars for saying that I liked it. I guess the 2-star ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Ishtayeh - Goodreads

This felt more like an outline for a book rather than a finished project. You don't really feel the struggle of the race issue or the loss of the father in this book. Not great for me. Read full review

Contents

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About the author (1990)

Dori Sanders was born in York County, South Carolina. Her father's farm, where her family still raises Georgia Belle and Alberta peaches, is one of the oldest black-owned farms in York County. In the growing season she farms the family land, cultivating peaches, watermelons, and vegetables, and helps staff Sanders' Peach Shed, her family's farmstand. Clover, her first novel, was followed by the novel Her Own Place and a cookbook, Dori Sanders' Country Cooking.nbsp;

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