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In this irresistible follow-up to her New York Times bestselling debut, Garden Spells, author Sarah Addison Allen tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets—and secret passions—are about to change her life forever.

Twenty-seven-year-old Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter in her North Carolina hometown is her favorite season, she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her hidden closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night…. Until she finds it harboring none other than local waitress Della Lee Baker, a tough-talking, tenderhearted woman who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother…

Fleeing a life of bad luck and big mistakes, Della Lee has decided Josey's clandestine closet is the safest place to crash. In return she's going to change Josey's life—because, clearly, it is not the closet of a happy woman. With Della Lee's tough love, Josey is soon forgoing pecan rolls and caramels, tapping into her startlingly keen feminine instincts, and finding her narrow existence quickly expanding.

Before long, Josey bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who makes the best sandwiches in town, is hounded by books that inexplicably appear whenever she needs them, and—most amazing of all—has a close connection to Josey's longtime crush.

As little by little Josey dares to step outside herself, she discovers a world where the color red has astonishing power, passion can make eggs fry in their cartons, and romance can blossom at any time—even for her. It seems that Della Lee's work is done, and it's time for her to move on. But the truth about where she's going, why she showed up in the first place—and what Chloe has to do with it all—is about to add one more unexpected chapter to Josey's fast-changing life.

Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love—and the enchanting possibilities of every new day.

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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sugar Queen (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 1-60285-229-4 / 978-1-60285-229-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
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May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 0-553-80549-5 / 978-0-553-80549-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Allen
ISBN: 0-7394-9635-2 / 978-0-7394-9635-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 0-553-59033-2 / 978-0-553-59033-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Discovery
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 0-340-93577-4 / 978-0-340-93577-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 0-340-97917-8 / 978-0-340-97917-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Queen (Random House Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 0-553-38484-8 / 978-0-553-38484-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 0-340-93575-8 / 978-0-340-93575-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 0-340-93576-6 / 978-0-340-93576-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: Random House Audio
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July 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: Books on Tape
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July 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 0-7393-6866-4 / 978-0-7393-6866-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 1-4159-5433-X / 978-1-4159-5433-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Sugar Queen
Author(s): Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: Bantam
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