This Bitter Earth

This Bitter Earth

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452283817
  • 288 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult

Overview

In This Bitter Earth, Sugar Lacey is on her way out of Bigelow, Arkansas, where she’d come to break with the past. With her worn leopard-print suitcase and her head held high, she walks past the prying eyes of its small-minded, cruel-hearted townsfolk, praying for the strength to keep going. She doesn’t stop until she arrives at her childhood home in Short Junction.  Here she learns the truth about her parentage: a terrible tale of unrequited love, of one man’s enduring hatred, and of the black magic that has cursed generations of Lacey women.  A powerfully realized novel that brings back the unforgettable characters from Sugar, McFadden’s bestselling debut, This Bitter Earth is a testament to the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

This Bitter Earth

This Bitter Earth

Bernice L. McFadden

Awards

Zora Neale Hurston Society Award – Winner
Gold Pen Award – Winner

Praise

“McFadden’s sensuous prose and folk wisdom conjure a memorable character with complexity and grace.”  —People magazine

“At times dark and haunting but ultimately hopeful, This Bitter Earth is a riveting tale of courage and triumph.” —Heart & Soul

 

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