Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781616203405, 208pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
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.