Sugar - The Sugar Lacey series (Paperback)
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Sugar - The Sugar Lacey series (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 16/09/2021
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***A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 2021***

'Poignant and bittersweet, this novel is a joy' Richard & Judy

Perfect for fans of The Vanishing Half and Where the Crawdads Sing, Sugar is a classic waiting to be rediscovered.

Young and confident, with a swagger in her step, Sugar arrives in the southern town of Bigelow hoping to start over. Soon Bigelow is alight with gossip and suspicion, and Sugar fears her past is catching up with her. Then she meets Pearl, a woman trying to forget her own traumas. As these next-door neighbours become unlikely friends, they wonder if their lives could finally be changing for the better. But small towns have long memories...

'A page-turning novel guaranteed to be looked back on as a timeless classic'
INDEPENDENT

'This book is so engaging and beautiful and intriguing and satisfying that I could not put it down'
ELLE

'Riveting... Searing and expertly imagined'
TONI MORRISON on Bernice L. McFadden

Readers are falling for Sugar

'Such an enjoyable read... beautifully written, raw and impactful'
'Riveting, heart-breaking'
'Very powerful, poignant'
'Beautifully written... brutal and moving... a must read book'
'Well-written with rich characters and many twists and turns'
'So descriptive yet easy to read, and it made me fall in love with all the characters'

This Bitter Earth, the sequel to Sugar, will be reissued as a Vintage Classic in July 2022 and is available to pre-order now.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784877316
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Sugar follows expertly crafted characters as they wade through grief, sexism, and the bitter judgement of the 1950s Deep South with warmth and heart. Sugar is a page-turning novel guaranteed to be looked back on as a timeless classic * Independent *
Riveting...searing -- Toni Morrison (on Bernice McFadden)
This book is so engaging and beautiful and intriguing and satisfying that I could not put it down -- Tarana Burke
McFadden works a kind of miracle - not only do her characters retain their appealing humanity; their story eclipses the bonds of history to offer continuous surprises . . . Beautiful and evocative -- Jesymn Ward
Sugar was a masterful debut, an electrifying and profoundly realized addition to African American women's literary fiction. And importantly, Sugar introduced us to the brilliant author, Bernice L. McFadden, who would bring forth The Book of Harlan, Gathering of Waters, Glorious, and Nowhere is a Place. -- Sapphire

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Lesley at Commercial Street Dundee

“Sugar”

I loved this book! The cover gave me an idea of the novel, but it was not an accurate idea. This is a beautifully written story of unexpected friendship, love, grief, abuse and hardship, but above it all the... More

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Young and confident, with a swagger in her step, Sugar arrives in the small southern town of Bigelow with the hope of starting over. Soon Bigelow is alight with gossip and suspicion, and Sugar fears she can't... More

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“A beautiful story of friendship and perseverance”

I’d never heard of Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden the first time around and am so grateful for this free ARC prior to its 20th anniversary edition.

What a beautiful, heartbreaking story of the friendship of two women... More

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