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This bitter earth: a novel

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Terry McMillan hailed Sugar as "one of the most compelling and thought-provoking novels I've read in years." Toni Morrison called The Warmest December, her second novel, "riveting . . . searing and expertly imagined."This Bitter Earth picks up where Sugar left off -on the dirt road leading to Sugar's childhood home in Short Junction, Arkansas. Here, Sugar hears a shocking revelation about unrequited love, and about one man's hatred -and the black magic that has cursed generations. Her travels take Sugar to St. Louis, where the bonds of an old friendship test the limits of her courage and compassion -and the sacrifices she will make for another young woman in desperate need of a caring friend.Filled with the lyrical language, haunting imagery, and compelling voice that imbued Sugar with its power and grace, This Bitter Earth is a novel about the inexorable power the past exerts over us and our ability to triumph over adversity and sorrow. Earthy and richly evocative, it is a testament to the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.
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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.

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subject_facet African American women -- Fiction, Arkansas -- Fiction, Blessing and cursing -- Fiction, Drug addicts -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_display This bitter earth : a novel
title_full This Bitter Earth Sugar Series, Book 2, This bitter earth : a novel / Bernice L. Mcadden
title_short This bitter earth :
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topic_facet African American women, Blessing and cursing, Drug addicts, Female friendship, Fiction, Literature, Saint Louis (Mo.), Teenage girls