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Ng talent 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 townSugar brings a Southern African American town I think this might just be a new favorite of mines Sugar was a fantastic novel It was a great novel I enjoyed the friendship dynamic btw Sugar and Pearl And the underlining story behind what I felt that made their friendship even stronger spoilers and all I m glad that somethings that went with that underlining story did not happen even though some characters wanted it to happen I know that sounds crazy but I m trying to keep it spoiler free I was actually jealous of the friendship in a way that I wished that I too was a resident of Bigelow I wished that I could be their third musketeer and be apart of the friendship these two women shared The section where Joe had left for Florida and Pearl and Sugar s relationship really bloomed was probably my favorite part The heartache the struggles I loved seeing Sugar grow as a character as a woman in the book Her experiences in the big cities and her relationship with Mary and Marcy were harsh but I have always thought that God puts people in your life at the right time and at that time you can learn from all that has happened the good and the bad Mary was both the good and the bad for Sugar and I think she go a taste of what family and being apart of something bigger that herself meant The ending of the book left me wanting Left me craving for Sugar What happened after she left town what happened to Pearl and Joe Will she ever see them again Does anyone pick up those pieces of paper she let fly in the wind holding such a huge secret Well I think it s definitely clear that I will be reading the seuel This Bitter Earth in the up coming months

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Sugar author Bernice L. McFadden

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  McFadden is the author of the novels Gathering of Waters Glorious and This Bitter Earth  More Sugar PleaseOkay so I ve heard about this book heard about this book and heard about this book Haven t run into a single person who read it and didn t love it But this is me we re talking about so that doesn t mean anything to me I had read a previous title by Bernice McFadden and it didn t do anything for me I tried her alter ego Geneva Holiday and wasn t moved It wasn t until a dear friend who is also a bookseller actually put the book in my hand and told me to take it and read it that I gave in Even still it sat on my shelf for over a year Determined to put a dent in the unread books on my shelf I made Sugar a challenge read and here we are I finally did it And you know what I enjoyed it Sugar tells the story of two women very opposite yet in need of each other Pearl is only a shell of the woman she used to be after the murder of her daughter Sugar is a prostitute who moves into town and next door to Pearl The two form an unlikely friendship unknowingly forcing the other to reconcile with the past Two people the exact opposites becoming friends and learning to appreciate the other and learning what s important in life is not a new theme However the somewhat predictability of this tale forces readers to rely on the author s storytelling skills and on the journey itself to entertain And entertaining it was I uickly became emotionally vested in Pearl and Sugar rooting for them and their growth the whole way Bernice McFadden does a wonderful job of placing readers in Bigelow Arkansas in 1955 Sugar was worth the read and I now join the chorus of voices recommending it to others

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Strong and folksy storytelling think Zora Neale Hurston Sugar speaks of what is real The Dallas Morning NewsFrom an exciting new voice in African American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its unforgettable images uniue characters and moving story that keeps the pages turning until the end The Chicago Defender calls Sugar a literary explosionMcFadden reveals amazi This feels a little like a Toni Morrison or Zora Neale Hurston novelSet in Arkansas in a small town full of gossips and upstanding Christian do gooders the story focuses on the lives of Sugar Lacey an itinerant prostitute who has just moved in to 10 Grove Street and her new neighbor the long grieving Pearl Taylor whose daughter was horribly murdered 15 years priorThe town hates Sugar of course and they look to Pearl to feed them salacious news of the whore next door What happens instead is Sugar s than passing resemblance to Pearl s dead daughter Jude creates a sort of stubbornness in the older woman and she pretty much forces her friendship on the reclusive yet often naked neighbor via sweet potato piesAs the two become close Sugar fails to remain aloof and uncaring while Pearl chooses friendship over her reputation with the snippy townsfolk Both women learn so much from each other and are on their way to becoming complete people learning to accept acknowledge and live past their grief their misery their shame But as always love screws everything up because that s just what love doesI was on board with this story until Joe came back home and everything took a turn for the melodramatic The pace of the story changed to a hectic clip and ALL THE THINGS started happening and coming together and it was just too much too fast too over the topAll in all it s a wonderful story the last third or so was just too much for my own personal taste


10 thoughts on “Sugar author Bernice L. McFadden

  1. says:

    What a story Poignant and raw sweet and tender Bernice McFadden is a brilliant writer who can tell a terrific story Sugar is the story of two broken but otherwise very different women and the healing friendship that transpires between them Sugar abandoned at birth and raised in a brothel used and abused and full of pain moves to a small town

  2. says:

    I just finished reading this book for the second time after ten years So much respect is due to Bernice Mcfadden She's a wonderful writer and storyteller Her style is amazing Her excellency in character analysis

  3. says:

    This feels a little like a Toni Morrison or Zora Neale Hurston novelSet in Arkansas in a small town full of gossips and upstanding Christian do gooders the story focuses on the lives of Sugar Lacey an itinerant prostitute who has just moved in to #10 Grove Street and her new neighbor the long grieving Pearl Taylor whose daughter was horribly

  4. says:

    If you haven't read this then SHAME ON YOUfor real

  5. says:

    I think this might just be a new favorite of mines Sugar was a fantastic novel It was a great novel I enjoyed the friendship dynamic btw Sugar and Pearl And the underlining story behind what I felt that made their friendship even stronger spoilers and all I'm glad that somethings that went with that underlining story did not happen even thou

  6. says:

    I didn't know what to expect from Sugar as I read the opening scene of a horrendous murder of a young black gir

  7. says:

    One of the luxurious privileges possibilities our humanity allow us is the act of reinvention We have the ability to create our own

  8. says:

    More Sugar PleaseOkay so I’ve heard about this book heard about this book and heard about this book Haven’t run into a single person who read it and didn’t love it But this is me we’re talking about so that doesn’t mean anything to me I had read a previous title by Bernice McFadden and it didn’t do an

  9. says:

    Sugar I wanna say sorry for the things I did and the things I didn't doThis is a great Southern Read I loved the story and I truly connected wi

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