Bernice L. McFadden
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Bernice L. McFadden

BERNICE L. McFADDEN is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels including Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors' Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012), Glorious, and The Book of Harlan (winner of a 2017 American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction). She is a four-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of three awards from the BCALA. Praise Song for the Butterflies is her latest novel.

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    • Sugar

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow...

    • By Courtney on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Glorious

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Alfre Woodard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Glorious is set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights era....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gruesome violence

    • By Marilyn on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $17.96

    • This Bitter Earth

    • The Story of Sugar Lacey
    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Sugar Lacey comes back home to a past she hoped to forget....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Taprn on 10-07-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Praise Song for the Butterflies

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Abeo lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged nine-year-old daughter of a government employee and stay-at-home mother. But when the Katas' idyllic lifestyle takes a turn for the worse, Abeo's father, following his mother's advice, places the girl in a religious shrine....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Searing!

    • By Susie Bright on 09-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Warmest December

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The Warmest December is the incredibly moving story of one Brooklyn family and the alcoholism that determined years of their lives. Narrated by Kenzie Lowe as she visits her dying father and finds that choices she once thought beyond her control are very much hers to make....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Warmest Winter

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-01-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Book of Harlan

    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289

    Based on exhaustive research and told in McFadden's mesmeric prose, The Book of Harlan blends the stories of McFadden's familial ancestors with those of real and imagined characters....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An insightful account of an eventful period

    • By Ezinwanyi on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gathering of Waters

    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    i>Gathering of Waters is a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi - a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!!

    • By Naima on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Loving Donovan

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden, Terry McMillan - introduction
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    This heartbreaking tale follows two damaged but hopeful souls as they struggle to find love despite the ravages of their pasts....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful emotional novel

    • By Candace Reynolds on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Nowhere is a Place

    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 299
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    Nothing can mend a broken heart quite like family. Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is and where she comes from....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Richly textured and captivating

    • By BJ on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Camilla’s Roses

    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Patricia Floyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Camilla spent years disassociating herself from her dysfunctional family, creating a new life and new self-image.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A multigenerational family story

    • By Ellen on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $19.99

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