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Queen Sugar

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Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar

Audio Library Digital

02/06/2014

822 minutes

9781629234366

Playaway

02/06/2014

822 minutes

9781629234373

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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.

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A nuanced evocation of contemporary black life., San Francisco Chronicle

...Queen Sugar is a bright and enticing reminder that, sometimes, you can go home., O Magazine

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