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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage

Synopsis: Novel of an HIV-positive woman finding a suitor among unexpected craziness.

Writing Style: First person modish.

Pacing: Moderate.

Personal Highlights: Delightful, near brilliant opening; humorous and unpredictable right before the story gets predictable, and protracted. Questions that will keep readers reading; What’s Eddie’s secret? How will Eddie respond to Ava’s news? Will Joyce get to keep little Imani, a baby orphaned to her? And what’s the deal with the new pastor and First Lady who loaf into town like czars, albeit carrying all that baggage?

The romance part of the story was a favorite, certainly a satisfying novel I would recommend to anyone looking for a pliable tale to curl up with.

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