Clover Blue

Clover Blue

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.

Title:Clover Blue
ISBN:9781496712899
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    Clover Blue Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 Mid 1970s, located near Santa Rosa, the Saffron Freedom Community is a commune, like many that appeared during this time period. All members refer to each other as sister or brother, everything is...

  • ??? Shelley's ??? Book Nook

    Eldonna Edwards is a brilliant, master story teller. I was really impressed with this book and her message. Clover Blue is a wonderful piece of writing. The characters are authentic, vulner...

  • Jamie Rosenblit

    Oh, Eldonna Edwards, you’ve done it again. Your characters captured my heart in This I Know and again in Clover Blue. Set at a commune known as The Saffron Freedom Community, young Clover Blue is de...

  • Tammy(PeaceLoveBooks)

    As a child of the 70’s with hippie parents that often lived outside the “norm”, I was eager to read Clover Blue. Saffron Freedom Community is a peaceful, nature loving commune in the 1970’s wh...

  • Susan's Reviews

    Utopia! Paradise! Clothing Optional!Saffron Freedom Community is one of the "hippie communes" that were so popular during the 60's and 70s. Clover Blue is a boy with a mission: he yearns to be told wh...

  • Susan Peterson

    I cried hard at the end of this book. The beauty of this story took my breath away. Clover Blue is such an extraordinary character; he is loving, intense, devoted; he overcomes his own doubt and trepi...

  • Donna Everhart

    Eldonna Edwards has crafted a unique coming-of-age story in CLOVER BLUE. For Clover Blue, how he came to be among the members of the Saffron Freedom Community was never a question in his mind until he...

  • Nenia ?? The Trash Empress ?? Campbell

    I'm actually mad at how stupid this was.GR review to come, or read it early HERE....

  • Dawnny

    I loved the timeline being in the 1970's. Set in Northern California at Saffron Freedom Community a peace and love community compound run by a guru that holds a deep secret. I was pulled in from the f...

  • Linda

    This was such a good book. It was so well written and obviously researched or lived it one. Maybe both. It touches on a few subjects that existed back in the late 60s and early to mid or late 70s. I w...