Clover: A Novel

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Algonquin Books, 1990 - Fiction - 183 pages
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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.

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

This is a beautiful, soft, sad, and sweet story told by Clover Lee Hill, a ten-year-old black girl living in South Carolina. It reads almost like a diary. Clover's mom was no longer alive. Her dad ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeanieG - LibraryThing

Gaten was killed in a car accident just a few minutes after marrying Sara Kate. Gaten left behind a 10 year old daughter named Clover. Gaten was black, Sara Kate was white. This really had very little ... Read full review

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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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