Publication Date: 16/09/2021 ISBN: 9781784877316 Category:


Bernice McFadden

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 16/09/2021 ISBN: 9781784877316 Category:
Paperback / Softback





‘Poignant and bittersweet, this novel is a joy’ Richard & Judy

Young and confident, with a swagger in her step, Sugar arrives in the southern town of Bigelow hoping to start over. Soon Bigelow is alight with gossip and suspicion, and Sugar fears her past is catching up with her. Then she meets Pearl, a woman trying to forget her own traumas. As these next-door neighbours become unlikely friends, they wonder if their lives could finally be changing for the better. But small towns have long memories…

Perfect for fans of The Vanishing Half and Where the Crawdads Sing, Sugar is a classic waiting to be rediscovered.

Reviewers adore Sugar:

‘A page-turning novel guaranteed to be looked back on as a timeless classic’ INDEPENDENT

‘This book is so engaging and beautiful and intriguing and satisfying that I could not put it down’ ELLE

‘Riveting… Searing and expertly imagined’ TONI MORRISON on Bernice L. McFadden

Readers are falling for Sugar

‘Such an enjoyable read… beautifully written, raw and impactful’
‘Riveting, heart-breaking’
‘Very powerful, poignant’
‘Beautifully written… brutal and moving… a must read book’
‘Well-written with rich characters and many twists and turns’
‘So descriptive yet easy to read, and it made me fall in love with all the characters’

Publisher Review

Strong and folksy storytelling...think Zora Neale Hurston...Sugar speaks of what is real * Dallas Morning News * A literary explosion...McFadden reveals amazing talent * Chicago Defender * An earthy slice of life in a small Southern town... A novel of friendship and loss * Library Journal * Sugar was a masterful debut, an electrifying and profoundly realized addition to African American women's literary fiction. And importantly, Sugar introduced us to the brilliant author, Bernice L. McFadden, who would bring forth The Book of Harlan, Gathering of Waters, Glorious, and Nowhere is a Place. -- Sapphire A great book. I love it! -- Alicia Keys

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