Idlewild Series by Pearl Cleage

3.86 · 41 ratings
  • What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild #1)
    #1

    What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day (Idlewild #1)

    Pearl Cleage

    Rated: 3.69 of 5 stars
    · 24 ratings · published 2009

    Acclaimed Playwright, essayist and columnist Pearl Cleage breaks new ground in African American women's literature--with a debut novel that sings and crackles with life-affirming energy as it moves the reader to laughter and tears. As a girl growing up in Idlewild, Michigan, Ava Johnson had always heard that, if you were young, black, and had any sense at all, Atlanta was the place to be... more

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  • I Wish I Had a Red Dress (Idlewild #2)
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    I Wish I Had a Red Dress (Idlewild #2)

    Pearl Cleage

    Rated: 4.10 of 5 stars
    · 17 ratings · published 2001

    Since Joyce Mitchell was widowed five years ago, she's kept herself occupied by running the Sewing Circus, an all-girl group she founded to provide badly needed services to young women at risk, many of whom are single mothers. But some nights, home alone, she has to admit that something is missing. And soon she may not even have the Sewing Circus to fill up her life, as the state legislature has decided not to fund the group... more

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