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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 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    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.

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Abeo Kata 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, hoping that the sacrifice of his daughter will serve as atonement for the crimes of his ancestors. Unspeakable acts befall Abeo for the 15 years she is held in the shrine. When she is finally rescued, broken and battered, she must struggle to overcome her past.

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

     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, a young woman reminiscent of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John, 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

    • 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

    Two-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist Bernice L. McFadden has also been twice honored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. One of Library Journal's 25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, 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. Blending the truth of American history with the fruits of Bernice L. McFadden's rich imagination, this is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gruesome violence

    • By Marilyn on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Nowhere Is a Place

    • By: Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most importantly, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and reluctant to reveal its secrets; but Sherry remains determined. In just a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 as a car accident reunites them at Amos' bedside - bringing some long-buried issues to light.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Soulful

    • By D. Stokes on 11-11-15

    Regular price: $20.99