January 19, 2014

Queen Sugar

cover image of Queen Sugar
Natalie Baszile

Baszile's richly imagined debut centers around Charley Bordelon, an African-American widow who unexpectedly inherits a Louisiana sugarcane farm from her father. Given a chance to start over, Charley and her 11-year-old daughter, Micah, say goodbye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season. 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. An unforgettable tale of endurance and hope.