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Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar

(2014)
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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 800 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 11-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 intimate in its exploration of the complexities of contemporary southern life, Queen Sugar is an unforgettable tale of endurance and hope.

 
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Used availability for Natalie Baszile's Queen Sugar


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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
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
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2015 : UK Paperback
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
Title: Queen Sugar: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

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

Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Queen Sugar: A Novel
Author(s): Natalie Baszile
Publisher: Viking
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