Novelist Bernice L. McFadden just announced on Instagram that the 20th anniversary edition of her acclaimed novel ☛SUGAR [pub: Plume] is re-releasing on June 22nd with a new foreward by actress Kimberly Elise. Can’t wait to re-read this latest edition. The original hardcover, which I still proudly own, ahem, was published in January 2000. Celebrate this re-release by using the hashtag #SugarVersary2020
Book Description Per Penguin Random House:
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 town.
Sugar brings a Southern African-American town 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.