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The Resource Queen sugar, Natalie Baszile

Queen sugar, Natalie Baszile

Label
Queen sugar
Title
Queen sugar
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Baszile
Title variation
Queen sugar
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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. 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 initimate in its exploration of the complexities of contemporary southern life, Queen Sugar is an unforgettable tale of endurance and hope
Summary
Hoping for a new start when she unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm, Charley moves to Louisiana, where she confronts her grandmother's judgmental beliefs while balancing the farm's overwhelming challenges with the needs of her homesick daughter, her troubled brother and her own yearning heart
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10262410
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Baszile, Natalie
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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870
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • African American women
  • Families
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Label
Queen sugar, Natalie Baszile
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054336336
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 372 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143126232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904260956
Label
Queen sugar, Natalie Baszile
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054336336
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 372 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143126232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904260956

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