What Looks Like Crazy On an Ordinary Day

Paperback | January 27, 2009

byPearl Cleage

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After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living with the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild—her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines to be the end is, instead, a beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since Ava left, all the problems of the big city have come to roost in the sleepy North Michigan community whose ordinariness once drove her away; and she cannot turn her back on friends and family who sorely need her in the face of impending trouble and tragedy. Besides which, that one unthinkable, unmistakable thing is now happening to her: Ava Johnson is falling in love.

Acclaimed playwright, essayist, New York Times bestselling author, and columnist Pearl Cleage has created a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding, in a remarkable novel that sizzles with sensuality, hums with gritty truth, and sings and crackles with life-affirming energy.

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After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living with the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild—her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines to be the end is, instead, a beginning. Because, in the ten-...

Pearl Cleage is the author ofMad at Miles: A Black Woman's Guide to TruthandDeals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot.An accomplished Playwright, she teaches playwriting at Spelman College, is a cofounder of the literary magazineCatalystand writes a column for theAtlanta Tribune.Ms. Cleage lives in Atlanta with her husband.What Lo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:January 27, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061710385

ISBN - 13:9780061710384

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"A triumphant tale. . .Cleage shines as a writer simply unafraid tospeak in the tongue of everyday sisters." (Emerge)