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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Plume
Publication date January 1, 2001
Pages 229
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780452282209
ISBN-10 0452282209
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Set in a small Arkansas town in the 1950s, this tale of loyalty and friendship between two African-American women finds Jude turning to the church after the death of her daughter, and to a young woman who turns out to be a prostitute. A first novel. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Think Zora Neale Hurston... Sugar speaks of what is real."—The Dallas Morning News

From an exciting new voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its "unforgettable images, unique characters, and moving story that keeps the pages turning until the end." The Chicago Defender calls Sugar "a literary explosion... McFadden reveals amazing talent."

A young prostitute comes to Bigelow, Arkansas, to start over, far from her haunting past. Sugar moves next door to Pearl, who is still grieving for the daughter who was murdered fifteen years before. Over sweet-potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming both women's lives—and the life of an entire town.

Sugar brings a Southern African-American town vividly to life, with its flowering magnolia trees, lingering scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, and white picket fences that keep strangers out—but ignorance and superstition in. To read this novel is to take a journey through loss and suffering to a place of forgiveness, understanding, and grace.

McFadden is the author of the novels Gathering of Waters, Glorious, and This Bitter Earth. 



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780525945314 Book cover for 9780786238712
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (February 1, 2002)
9780786238712 | details & prices | 386 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $28.95
About: Set in a small Arkansas town in the 1950s, a tale of loyalty and friendship between two African American women finds Jude turning to the church after the death of her daughter, and to a young woman who turns out to be a prostitute.
from E P Dutton (January 1, 2000)
9780525945314 | details & prices | 229 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Set in a small Arkansas town in the 1950s, a tale of loyalty and friendship between two African American women finds Jude turning to the church after the death of her daughter, and to a young woman who turns out to be a prostitute
Paperback
Book cover for 9780452282209
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Plume (January 1, 2001)
9780452282209 | details & prices | 229 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Set in a small Arkansas town in the 1950s, a tale of loyalty and friendship between two African American women finds Jude turning to the church after the death of her daughter, and to a young woman who turns out to be a prostitute.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (February 1, 2002)
9780606209328 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $22.35
About: Set in a small Arkansas town in the 1950s, a tale of loyalty and friendship between two African American women finds Jude turning to the church after the death of her daughter, and to a young woman who turns out to be a prostitute.

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