February 8, 7pm — Reading & Conversation with Selena Anderson, King Library 225
This is a free literary event.
PRAISE FOR NATALIE BASZILE
“Smart and heartfelt and highly recommended.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club
“In Queen Sugar, two bulwarks of American literature—Southern fiction and the transformational journey—are given a fresh take by talented first time novelist Natalie Baszile . . . [the novel] is a sensory experience, a tableau vivant that Baszile skillfully paints in a palette simultaneously subtle and bold. Queen Sugar is a bright and enticing reminder that, sometimes, you can go home.”
“A nuanced evocation of contemporary black life.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Reading this book is inhabiting, briefly, the backbreaking and brutal yet rewarding life that is sugarcane farming…. Queen Sugar is an impressive debut from a talented writer and a fascinating look into the world of the contemporary South.”—Washington Independent Review of Books