What Looks Like Crazy On an Ordinary Day

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - Fiction - 256 pages
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After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living with 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 to be 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, New York Times bestselling author, and columnist Pearl Cleage has created a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding, in a remarkable novel that sizzles with sensuality, hums with gritty truth, and sings and crackles with life-affirming energy.

 

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User Review  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage At first I thought a book about an HIV positive woman was too heavy for the solace I was hoping to garner from reading it. So I did what I ... Read full review

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

chick lit for sure. ending a very sudden wrap-up--planning for a sequel? good story, ava and joyce pretty realistic but other characters pretty one-dimensional---just serving their purpose in the novel. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
25
Section 3
27
Section 4
49
Section 5
67
Section 6
87
Section 7
90
Section 8
99
Section 17
148
Section 18
155
Section 19
174
Section 20
179
Section 21
195
Section 22
197
Section 23
202
Section 24
204

Section 9
105
Section 10
106
Section 11
112
Section 12
115
Section 13
131
Section 14
134
Section 15
135
Section 16
142
Section 25
206
Section 26
215
Section 27
216
Section 28
225
Section 29
237
Section 30
241
Section 31
245
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About the author (2009)

Pearl Cleage is the author of Mad at Miles: A Black Woman's Guide to Truth and Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot. An accomplished Playwright, she teaches playwriting at Spelman College, is a cofounder of the literary magazine Catalyst and writes a column for the Atlanta Tribune. Ms. Cleage lives in Atlanta with her husband. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day...is her first novel.

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