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Queen Sugar - A Novel

Natalie Baszile

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Miriam Hyman

Length:

13h 42m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

55:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

50:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:37


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:48