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Author Edwards, Eldonna, author.

Title Clover Blue / Eldonna Edwards.

Publication Info. New York, NY : John Scognamiglio Books/Kensington Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    EDWARDS,ELD    Available
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Edition First Kensington hardcover edition.
Description ix, 338 pages ; 22 cm
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Note Includes a reading group guide.
Summary There are many things twelve-year-old Clover Blue isn't sure of: his exact date of birth, his name before he was adopted into the Saffron Freedom Community, or who his first parents were. What he does know with certainty is that among this close-knit, nature-loving group, he is happy. Here, everyone is family, regardless of their disparate backgrounds--surfer, midwife, Grateful Dead groupie, Vietnam deserter. But despite his loyalty to the commune and its guru-like founder Goji, Blue grapples with invisible ties toward another family--the one he doesn't remember. With the urging of his fearless and funny best friend, Harmony, Clover Blue begins to ask questions. For the first time, Goji's answers fail to satisfy. The passing months bring upheaval to their little clan and another member arrives, a beautiful runaway teen named Rain, sparking new tensions. As secrets slowly unfurl, Blue's beliefs--about Goji, the guidelines that govern their seemingly idyllic lives, and the nature of family itself--begin to shift. With each revelation about a heartbreaking past he never imagined, Blue faces a choice between those he's always trusted, and an uncertain future where he must risk everything in his quest for the truth. Part coming-of-age tale, part love story, part mystery, Clover Blue tenderly explores an unconventional but no less complex family that resonates with our deep-rooted yearning for home.
Subject Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction.
Adopted children -- United States -- Fiction.
Families -- United States -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Communal living -- California, Northern -- Fiction.
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction.
California, Northern -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Domestic fiction.
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