CLARA'S HEART

By Joseph Olshan
DelphiniumJuly 2014
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Trade Paperback312 pages, $14.99, ISBN: 9781883285579
Subject: Family / Friendship / Personal Challenges

Originally published to international acclaim and the basis for the beloved film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Joseph Olshan’s prize-winning novel charts the profound, rare friendship between a wise Jamaican woman named Clara Mayfield and David, a twelve-year-old boy adrift in the wake of his parents’ broken marriage. As the two grow closer, she brings him into her special world of patois and Jamaican beauty parlors and shadowy alliances, and he comes to realize that in her native country Clara has left behind a mystery, which he grows determined to unveil.

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