Eldonna Edwards

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Eldonna Edwards grew up in a large family nestled between cornfields and churches in the provincial Midwest. She eventually escaped the harsh winters, moving to California where she expanded her career from journaling teacher to author to beloved writer's conference instructor and public speaker. The voice in her best-selling debut novel THIS I KNOW, comes straight from the heart and has won over the hearts of readers everywhere. In her second novel Clover Blue (June 2019) Eldonna once again explores themes of otherness and belonging, and the true definition of home.

Eldonna is also the subject of the award-winning documentary Perfect Strangers that follows one kidney patient and one potential kidney donor in their search for a possible
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Eldonna Edwards Within a year after donating a kidney I lost 35 pounds. They just fell off for no apparent reason other than what I like to call Instant Karma. Six ye…moreWithin a year after donating a kidney I lost 35 pounds. They just fell off for no apparent reason other than what I like to call Instant Karma. Six years later a few of them have found their way back home. Where do pounds go when they leave your body? Do they miss us? Are they plotting a sneak attack, maybe hiding out at the donut shop just waiting for me to stop by so they can reattach to my thighs? Someone should write a story about a community of fat cells and their devious conspiracy to take over the world, one creme-filled Bismark at a time. :)(less)
Eldonna Edwards I met a student with kidney disease while taking some classes at a local community college. The short answer is that I decided to write an essay about…moreI met a student with kidney disease while taking some classes at a local community college. The short answer is that I decided to write an essay about how (at that time) altruistic donors weren't accepted at most transplant facilities. While researching that paper I becme aware of the tragic organ shortage, and was inspired to become a donor myself. The longer version of this answer is here: https://exploretransplant.org/eldonna...

And of course the full version is in my book, LOST IN TRANSPLANTATION. ;) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

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This I Know

4.26 avg rating — 2,776 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Clover Blue

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Clover Blue out in Paperback Today!


[image error] My second novel, Clover Blue, comes out in paperback today (April 28) from Kensington Publishing, with a fabulous new cover! This book has won over the hearts of many readers and I couldn't be prouder. A lot of you, in some way, have supported me in this journey. Thank so much! Words can’t express my gratitude. Due to the current crisis, I've had to cancel in-person events. If you Read more of this blog post »
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This I Know by Eldonna Edwards
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It was often hard to put down this book despite how sleepy I got. I found myself wanting to read just a page or two more and when I Did, I would be rudely awakened by a Kindle to my nose.
Grace is a great character and her family ensu" Read more of this review »
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"I adored this book about life in northern Michigan in the 1960s and 70s. Grace is the unusual daughter of a fundamentalist preacher and a loving mother who also has "the knowing." Grace was a twin whose brother, Isaac, died at childbirth. Grace is ab" Read more of this review »
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"4.0 - a unique glimpse at growing up in a commune, with a twist that I didn't see coming"
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"I have mixed emotions about this book. It was very thought provoking, which is a good thing, but also deeply emotional and sad. I can totally understand how this is a book club pick."
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Every Now and Then by Lesley Kagen
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" Publisher dropped the price on my debut novel This I Know to $2.99 for a short time. Great opportunity to buy for yourself or gift to a friend. :) "
Eldonna Edwards answered Madi Proctor's question: Eldonna Edwards
My mother once told me that a baby she lost at birth was supposed to be a twin, but the twin never fully developed. I wondered how much of that "being" might have lived on in the other twin had she survived. I do think we can miss things we don't und See Full Answer
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“I think I'm just supposed to stay open and let the knowing be a way ti show other people how to listen for the truth rather than hide it”
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The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara  Davis
" I hope you enjoy the read as much as I did, Susan. And thank you for your lovely, thoughtful reviews of Clover Blue and This I Know!

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“...Having felt the piercing gash of grief and lived through it, having loved to the brink of brokenness, and having learned the difference between friendship and frivolity, one eventually takes a conscious step through the invisible membrane that separates hubris from humility...”
Eldonna Edwards, Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor
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“An old friend once told me that whenever she was feeling sorry for herself, her mother insisted she go do something nice for someone to take her mind off her own problems. And if she got caught it didn’t count; she had to do it anonymously.”
Eldonna Edwards, Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor

“You can’t save everybody. You aren’t superwoman.”
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“An old friend once told me that whenever she was feeling sorry for herself, her mother insisted she go do something nice for someone to take her mind off her own problems. And if she got caught it didn’t count; she had to do it anonymously.”
Eldonna Edwards, Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor

“Mama reminds me of a Dilly Bar from the Dairy Queen, like there's only a thin shell covering what's melting inside." - thought by Grace when her mother suffers from the "baby blues”
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“I think I'm just supposed to stay open and let the Knowing be a way to show other people how to listen for the truth rather than hide from it." - Grace to Aunt Pearl”
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