Bernice McFadden has written six critically acclaimed and award-winning novels. Her seventh book, Glorious, comes out on May 1st, 2o1o.
She is having a 10,000 book campaign for the 10th Anniversary of her best selling book Sugar and is trying to sell all 10,000 copies before January 9th. Click here for more info!
One of the most compelling and thought-provoking novels I've read in years. Bernice McFadden is truly a welcomed voice in the literary world."
- Terry McMillan
"Sugar contains fragments of people I've known over the years. Her eyes belong to a friend, her color to a cousin. Her dreams are partly mine, and her endurance is my mother's. Her world is one I've seen in black and white snap shots and heard rolled off a tongue during Christmas dinner. She is a gathering of my ancestors, their lives."
--Bernice L. McFadden, author of Sugar
Set in the fictionalized town of Bigelow, Arkansas, circa 1950, Sugar is a rich and moving story that traces the lives of two unforgettable women and the small community they change. After the horrible death of her young daughter, Jude, Pearl Taylor turns to the church for support, suppressing her own desires. But when Sugar, a beautiful, uninhibited spirit (who resembles Judewith eerie similarity) moves into the neighboring home at 10 Grove Street, Pearl's life is irrevocably and dramatically changed. Over sweet potato pie the two woman learn to trust and confide in each other, but when the local gossips discover that Sugar is a prostitute, Pearl shocks the once quiet town-and herself-by remaining loyal to her new friend. Filled with lyrical prose, McFadden reveals her talent for using language with an almost spiritual grace to describe the vivid and mysterious details found in everyday life. Sugar is a timeless story of what it means to accept and to forgive.
(blurb from Bernice McFadden’s website.)