This Bitter Earth

This Bitter Earth

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2002
ISBN: 9780525946366
0525946365
Branch Call Number: FICTION McFadden
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 22 cm

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LPL_ShirleyB May 07, 2015

This is the riveting second part of Sugar Lacey’s difficult journey. She courageously faces 1950s racism and her family’s ordeals of drug addiction and a family curse.

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