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Queen Sugar

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
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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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Queen Sugar (Thorndike Press Large Print African American Series)
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
ISBN: 1-4104-6569-1 / 978-1-4104-6569-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Queen Sugar: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
ISBN: 0-670-02613-1 / 978-0-670-02613-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Queen Sugar: A Novel (TV Tie-In)
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
ISBN: 0-14-313273-3 / 978-0-14-313273-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Queen Sugar : A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
ISBN: 0-14-312623-7 / 978-0-14-312623-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS (USA)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Queen Sugar: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Queen Sugar: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Queen Sugar: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Queen Sugar: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA