Sugar: A Novel

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"In a debut novel that blends the rich, earthy atmosphere of the deep South and a voice imbued with spiritual grace, Bernice L. McFadden tells the story of two women: a modest, churchgoing wife and mother, and the young prostitute she befriends." "When Sugar arrives in 1950s Bigelow - waltzing down the main square of the sweltering tiny Arkansas town as if she has every right to be there - no one tosses out the welcome mat or invites her in for a Coke. The Bigelow women hate her from the minute they lay eyes on her - on the bouncing blond wig and red-painted lips that tell them she has never known a hard day's work. All they know is they want her gone, out of their town, and away from their men." "But Sugar has traveled too far and survived too much to back down now. She parks herself in the house at #10 Grove Street, even though she feels there is something about Bigelow that is calling up the past she prayed she'd left behind." "Deep in her soul, Pearl Taylor knows what it is that Sugar feels, because it happened to her. It was the day her world shut down, the day the devil himself murdered her young daughter, Jude. It wasn't that Pearl stopped believing in God, exactly; she just couldn't trust him the way she used to. Then Sugar moves in next door, and Pearl's life irrevocably changes. Over sweet potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming the lives of two women - and an entire community."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Grouping Title sugar
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auth_author2 Taylor, Myra Lucretia.
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display_description "Strong and folksy storytelling...think Zora Neale Hurston...Sugar speaks of what is real." --The Dallas Morning News From an exciting new voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its "unforgettable images, unique characters, and moving story that keeps the pages turning until the end." The Chicago Defender calls Sugar "a literary explosion...McFadden reveals amazing talent." The novel opens when a young prostitute comes to Bigelow, Arkansas, to start over, far from her haunting past. Sugar moves next door to Pearl, who is still grieving for the daughter who was murdered fifteen years before. Over sweet-potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming both women's lives--and the life of an entire town. Sugar brings a Southern African-American town vividly to life, with its flowering magnolia trees, lingering scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, and white picket fences that keep strangers out--but ignorance and superstition in. To read this novel is to take a journey through loss and suffering to a place of forgiveness, understanding, and grace.  McFadden is the author of the novels Gathering of Waters, Glorious, and This Bitter Earth. 
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series Sugar Lacey novels
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subject_facet African American women -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), African Americans -- Arkansas -- Fiction, Arkansas -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks, Audiobooks (CD), Contemporary Women -- African American, Electronic books, FICTION / Contemporary Women, Female friendship -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Historical fiction. -- Audiobooks (CD), Small Town & Rural -- FICTION, Suspense -- Thrillers
title_display Sugar : a novel
title_full Sugar : a novel / Bernice L. McFadden, Sugar A Novel [eBook] McFadden, Bernice L.., Sugar [eAudio] / Bernice L. McFadden, Sugar [sound recording] / Bernice L. McFadden
title_short Sugar :
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet African American women, African Americans, Audiobooks (CD), Contemporary Women, FICTION / Contemporary Women, Female friendship, Small Town & Rural, Suspense