Monday, December 21, 2009

Bernice L. McFadden's SUGAR: 10th Anniversary


Bernice L. McFadden's debut novel 'Sugar' celebrates it 10th anniversary on Jan.9 2010.
Please help Bernice to celebrate this great milestone and purchase copy of Sugar. Bernice hopes that we, the booklovers, will purchase total of 10,000 copies and so bring Sugar back in to the literary limelight.

Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden: (summary from Goodreads)
From an exciting new voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes "a literary explosion...a stunning tale of love and loss" (The Chicago Defender). 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.

I purchased by own copy this morning from the local bookstore. Can't wait to start to read it! Toni Morrison is one of my favorite authors since I read The Bluest Eye and she has said that Bernice L. McFadden's novels are
"Searing and expertly imagined." Can't wait!

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