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This Bitter Earth

Authors: McFadden, Bernice L.
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC049020, FIC066000
ISBN: 9781101153901, Related ISBNs: 0452283817, 0525946365, 1101153903, 9780452283817, 9780525946366
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 288,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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