Blackboard best seller Sugar is the superb first novel by Bernice L. McFadden.
An emotional journey from grief and suffering to understanding and forgiveness, Sugar will keep you listening until its graceful conclusion.
Sugar arrives in the small town of Bigelow, Arkansas, like an ominous storm. She saunters down the street in a blonde wig and spiked heels, cigarette dangling between red-painted lips. Without even speaking to her, the women in town hate her. But when she moves in next door to Pearl, a woman who tragically lost her daughter 15 years earlier, the two women bond over tragic pasts.
In this remarkably vivid novel read by gifted narrator Myra Lucretia Taylor, you can almost smell the blooming magnolias in this 1950s-era town.
©2000 Bernice L. McFadden (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
The author's words are beautifully descriptive of each character, place, and time. I fell in love with Sugar. She was complicated and although her life was hard she was not sad. The four 🌟 are because the story was heavy for me and the timelines were confusing. I'm so glad I read it and I will read more by this writer but it will be after something a bit lighter. Marvelous work!
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