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

4.23 avg rating — 1,929 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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Clover Blue

4.13 avg rating — 1,052 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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Lost in Transplantation: Me...

4.24 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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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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Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards
"told from the perspective of a teenage boy growing up in a commune in the sixties and seventies, Clover Blue challenges the definition of family and freedom as well as owning the choices one makes."
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"Enjoyed the accurate details of the setting being 1960s America. The plot is fun and fast-paced with never a dull moment. I never wanted to put the book down. At first the use of present tense seemed awkward, but it grew on me. The story keeps you ro" Read more of this review »
Answer Creek by Ashley E. Sweeney
" I stayed up waaaay past my bedtime to finish it. Hope you enjoy the story as much as I did. :)

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I am in awe of the way author Ashley Sweeney weaved well-researched history and an extraordinary talent for language to create a story that takes you back to a time when people literally followed their dreams in hopes of a better life. I've long been ...more
Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards
"Great book

Vivid detail, excellent character development. The people in the book seemed so real to me, I found myself missing them throughout my next day. "
Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards
"Out of the norm from my historical fiction genre, but very captivating book. Setting is a hippie commune in California. All of the strange twists with relationships and family create an interesting story with a surprise link at the end. Enjoyable sum" Read more of this review »
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Hi Nancy, I'm thrilled that you've enjoyed my first two novels. I just finished the next book but we don't have a publication date yet--stay tuned. :) In the meantime, you might enjoy my memoir, Lost In Transplantation. It reads more like a novel tha See Full Answer
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At first glance one might assume Every Now and Then is a coming-of-age-tale about three feisty adolescent girls who succumb to the intrigue of a small town mystery, and it is. But more importantly, this is a book about the "other"; from the color of ...more
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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.”
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“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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