Join Actress Kimberly Elise (Beloved, Diary of a Mad Black Woman) in celebrating Sugar's 10th Anniversary!
“Bernice L. McFadden's first novel begins with the brief, poetic description of a crime so startling that the reader is helplessly drawn in, as if a bright red door stood ajar on a bleak and forbidding house. Pearl Taylor's daughter, Jude, has been found murdered and mutilated near a field at the edge of town. "The murder had white man written all over it," writes McFadden. "But no one would say it above a whisper. It was 1940. It was Bigelow, Arkansas. It was a black child. Need any more be said?" In the years that follow, Pearl catches sight of Jude in so many strangers that when Sugar Lacey comes to town and sets up her unwholesome "business" in the house next door, she doesn't know whether to believe what she sees in Sugar's face: a striking similarity to Jude, dead 15 years. In her sedate but supple prose--rising at times to a light, unforced lyricism in the description of landscape or character--the author perfectly renders the closed and protective society of a small Southern town, the superstitions, gossip, and prying.”
I’m asking that you purchase a copy of SUGAR for yourself, a friend or family member. And yes, KINDLE purchases count.
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Not exactly a Christmas story but a good action / adventure type book for the male friends in your life. The book outlines current military units going back in time to fight in the Trojan war. Available on Amazon.com now, read more on www.davidhartmanauthor.com for more info and link to Amazon.com for more info. The site tells all about the book itself including a summary of the characters.
This season I've read 7 Chritmas books: The Christmas Jars, A Highlander Christmas, A Blue and Gray Christmas, A Creed County Christmas, You Better Not Cry and The Perfect Christmas. I had A Christmas List out of the library but didn't get to it before it was due back. I liked them all except for You Better Not Cry, but other readers loved it so it must just not have been my style.