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 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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

    • Praise Song for the Butterflies

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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 Book of Harlan

    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    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

    • 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 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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

    • 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 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Finding Amos

    • By: J. D. Mason, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Kevin Free
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Three daughters, connected only through their relationship to Amos, a now elderly ex-musician struggling with Alzheimer's disease, find their lives intertwining....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Soulful

    • By D. Stokes on 11-11-15

    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 297
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 271

    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

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    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

    • Glorious

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Alfre Woodard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    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

    • Gathering of Waters

    • By: Bernice McFadden
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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

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