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Eldonna Edwards at The Bookman

This I knowClover BlueJoin us on Sunday, May 19th at 1pm to meet author Eldonna Edwards.

Eldonna Edwards grew up in a large family nestled between cornfields and churches in the provincial Midwest. She eventually escaped the harsh winters, moving to California where she expanded her career from massage therapist to journaling facilitator to author to beloved writer’s conference instructor and public speaker. Her bestselling debut novel, This I Know, won over the hearts and minds of readers everywhere and was a Delilah Book Club selection. In her second novel, Clover Blue, Eldonna once again explores themes of otherness and belonging, and the true definition of home. She is also the subject of the award-winning documentary Perfect Strangers that follows one kidney patient and one potential kidney donor in their search for a possible match. Her 2014 memoir Lost in Transplantation chronicles this life-changing decision.

Eldonna's new book Clover Blue hits shelves on Tuesday, May 28th. At this event Eldonna give a reading from her newest novel to give us all a taste of the work.  Attendees will be able to pre-order the books so that they can pick it up the day it goes on sale!

Set against the backdrop of a 1970s commune in Northern California, Clover Blue is a compelling, beautifully written story of a young boy’s search for identity.
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.

Eldonna Edwards at The Bookman on Sunday, May 19th at 1:00pm!!!

Event Date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 1:00pm
715 Washington
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Clover Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496712899
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - May 28th, 2019

This I Know Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496712875
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: A John Scognamiglio Book - April 30th, 2019

Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor Cover Image
ISBN: 9780967038445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Whole Heart Publications - December 24th, 2013