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Queen Sugar - Natalie Baszile
Queen Sugar
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A mother-daughter story of reinvention—about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana Why exactly Charley Bordelon’s late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous.... show more
A mother-daughter story of reinvention—about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana Why exactly Charley Bordelon’s late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that’s mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man’s business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley must balance the overwhelming challenges of her farm with the demands of a homesick daughter, a bitter and troubled brother, and the startling desires of her own heart. Penguin has a rich tradition of publishing strong Southern debut fiction—from Sue Monk Kidd to Kathryn Stockett to Beth Hoffman. In Queen Sugar, we now have a debut from the African American point of view. Stirring in its storytelling of one woman against the odds and initimate in its exploration of the complexities of contemporary southern life, Queen Sugar is an unforgettable tale of endurance and hope.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670026135 (0670026131)
ASIN: 670026131
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
I picked this up for kindle a while back because OWN (I believe) has a series based on it. This summer I started watching the series via Hulu. I now, offically, have too many series on Hulu and AcornTV that I am addicted to watching. The book is different than the series in some major ways - two...
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it
3.5 Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile: Mini Review
I'm a bit meh about this book. The basic plot is simple enough; California-girl Charley's father dies, leaving her with a derelict sugar plantation on the other side of the country. Charley heads out there with her eleven year old daughter to try and make a go of things. Of course, when she gets the...
AdventurousBooks
AdventurousBooks rated it
5.0 Queen Sugar
This story had me feeling so many emotions, I had to take a break. While I was expecting the t.v. show base it was far greater than any episode of the show. While this isn't an in-depth look into the life of a cane farmer, it is definitely a story of lemons into lemonade. If you like the show it may...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Queen Sugar
This is very descriptive of the ins and outs of sugar cane farming. It's pretty full of struggles from beginning to end. I liked it, but I don't recommend it for anyone looking for a pick-me-up read.
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3.0 Queen Sugar
ABR's full Queen Sugar audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.
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