What Looks Like Crazy On an Ordinary Day

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HarperCollins, Nov 1, 1998 - Fiction - 244 pages
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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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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

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About the author (1998)

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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