Loving Donovan

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Thorndike Press, 2003 - Fiction - 341 pages
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The first section of this unconventional love story belongs to Campbell. Despite being born to a broken-hearted mother and a faithless father, Campbell still believes in the power of love...if she can ever find it. Living in the same neighborhood, but unknown to Campbell until a chance meeting brings them together, is Donovan, the "little man" of a shattered home-a family torn apart by anger and bitterness. In the face of these daunting obstacles, Donovan dreams of someday marrying, raising a family, and playing for the NBA. But, deep inside, Campbell and Donovan live with the histories that have shaped their lives. What they discover-together and apart-forms the basis of this compelling, sensual, and surprising novel. A deeply thoughtful novel about hope, forgiveness, and the cost of loving Donovan, this is certain to be another bestseller from a supremely gifted author.

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User Review  - Esta1923 - LibraryThing

"Loving Donovan" by Bernice L. McFadden is a remarkable book that I reread as soon as I had finished it. The book's cover announces "with a new introduction by Terry McMillan." This, and the "Author's ... Read full review

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User Review  - kellifrobinson - LibraryThing

Loving Donovan is a quick and easy read with anything but quick and easy subject matter. The lightness of touch of the difficult subject matter by the author left me initially wanting more depth ... Read full review


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Bernice L. McFadden is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels including the classic Sugar and Glorious, which was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, selected as the debut title for the One Book, One Harlem program, and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. She is a three-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist and winner of the 2011 BCALA Literary Award for Fiction. Her sophomore novel, The Warmest December, was praised by Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison as searing and expertly imagined. McFadden lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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