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The Book of Harlan (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden The Book of Harlan (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R242 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"Simply miraculous... As her saga becomes ever more spellbinding, so does the reader's astonishment at the magic she creates. This is a story about the triumph of the human spirit over bigotry, intolerance and cruelty, and at the center of The Book of Harlan is the restorative force that is music." - Washington Post Harlan and his best friend are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre, but after the City of Light falls under Nazi occupation, they are thrown into Buchenwald-the notorious concentration camp in Weimar, Germany-irreparably changing the course of Harlan's life.

Praise Song For The Butterflies (Hardcover): Bernice L McFadden Praise Song For The Butterflies (Hardcover)
Bernice L McFadden 1
R444 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019, a powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition for the curious and the open-minded. Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged nine-year-old daughter of a government employee and stay-at-home mother. But when the Katas' idyllic lifestyle takes a turn for the worse, Abeo's father, following his mother's advice, places the girl in a religious shrine, hoping that the sacrifice of his daughter will serve as atonement for the crimes of his ancestors. Unspeakable acts befall Abeo for the fifteen years she is enslaved within the shrine. When she is finally rescued, broken and battered, she must struggle to overcome her past, endure the revelation of family secrets, and learn to trust and love again. In the tradition of Chris Cleave's Little Bee, Praise Song for the Butterflies is a contemporary story that offers an educational, eye-opening account of the practice of ritual servitude in West Africa. Spanning decades and two continents, Praise Song for the Butterflies is an unflinching tale of the devastation that children are subject to when adults are ruled by fear and someone must pay the consequences. "Abeo is unrelenting - a fiery protagonist who sparks in every scene. Bernice L. McFadden has created yet another compelling story, this time about hope and freedom." Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun

Praise Song For The Butterflies (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden Praise Song For The Butterflies (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R234 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R39 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019, a powerful, well-researched, fictional account exploring the trokosi tradition for the curious and the open-minded. Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged nine-year-old daughter of a government employee and stay-at-home mother. But when the Katas' idyllic lifestyle takes a turn for the worse, Abeo's father, following his mother's advice, places the girl in a religious shrine, hoping that the sacrifice of his daughter will serve as atonement for the crimes of his ancestors. Unspeakable acts befall Abeo for the fifteen years she is enslaved within the shrine. When she is finally rescued, broken and battered, she must struggle to overcome her past, endure the revelation of family secrets, and learn to trust and love again. In the tradition of Chris Cleave's Little Bee, Praise Song for the Butterflies is a contemporary story that offers an educational, eye-opening account of the practice of ritual servitude in West Africa. Spanning decades and two continents, Praise Song for the Butterflies is an unflinching tale of the devastation that children are subject to when adults are ruled by fear and someone must pay the consequences. "Abeo is unrelenting - a fiery protagonist who sparks in every scene. Bernice L. McFadden has created yet another compelling story, this time about hope and freedom." Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun

Sugar - A Novel (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden Sugar - A Novel (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R315 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R49 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Strong and folksy storytelling...think Zora Neale Hurston...Sugar speaks of what is real." --The Dallas Morning News

From an exciting new voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its "unforgettable images, unique characters, and moving story that keeps the pages turning until the end." The Chicago Defender calls Sugar "a literary explosion...McFadden reveals amazing talent." The novel opens when a young prostitute comes to Bigelow, Arkansas, to start over, far from her haunting past. Sugar moves next door to Pearl, who is still grieving for the daughter who was murdered fifteen years before. Over sweet-potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming both women's lives--and the life of an entire town.

Sugar brings a Southern African-American town vividly to life, with its flowering magnolia trees, lingering scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, and white picket fences that keep strangers out--but ignorance and superstition in. To read this novel is to take a journey through loss and suffering to a place of forgiveness, understanding, and grace.

The Book of Harlan (Paperback, London): Bernice L McFadden The Book of Harlan (Paperback, London)
Bernice L McFadden
R268 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"Simply miraculous... As her saga becomes ever more spellbinding, so does the reader's astonishment at the magic she creates. This is a story about the triumph of the human spirit over bigotry, intolerance and cruelty, and at the center of The Book of Harlan is the restorative force that is music." - Washington Post Harlan and his best friend are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre, but after the City of Light falls under Nazi occupation, they are thrown into Buchenwald-the notorious concentration camp in Weimar, Germany-irreparably changing the course of Harlan's life.

Praise Song for the Butterflies (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden Praise Song for the Butterflies (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R321 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R48 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Abeo is unrelenting--a fiery protagonist who sparks in every scene. Bernice L. McFadden has created yet another compelling story, this time about hope and freedom."--Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun

Praise for the previous works of Bernice L. McFadden:

"McFadden works a kind of miracle--not only do her characters retain their appealing humanity; their story eclipses the bonds of history to offer continuous surprises...Beautiful and evocative."--Jesmyn Ward, New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice), on Gathering of Waters

"Simply miraculous."--Washington Post on The Book of Harlan

Abeo Kata lives a comfortable, happy life in West Africa as the privileged nine-year-old daughter of a government employee and stay-at-home mother. But when the Katas' idyllic lifestyle takes a turn for the worse, Abeo's father, following his mother's advice, places the girl in a religious shrine, hoping that the sacrifice of his daughter will serve as atonement for the crimes of his ancestors. Unspeakable acts befall Abeo for the fifteen years she is held in the shrine. When she is finally rescued, broken and battered, she must struggle to overcome her past, endure the revelation of family secrets, and learn to trust and love again.

In the tradition of Chris Cleave's Little Bee, this novel is a contemporary story that offers an eye-opening account of the practice of ritual servitude in West Africa. Spanning decades and two continents, Praise Song for the Butterflies will break your heart and then heal it.

Glorious (Hardcover): Bernice L McFadden Glorious (Hardcover)
Bernice L McFadden
R714 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R129 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
This Bitter Earth (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden This Bitter Earth (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R324 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R48 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

The Book of Harlan (Hardcover): Bernice L McFadden The Book of Harlan (Hardcover)
Bernice L McFadden
R675 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R115 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nowhere Is A Place (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden Nowhere Is A Place (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R426 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most important, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's history, which is fractured and stubbornly reluctant to reveal its secrets, but Sherry is determined to know the full story.

Glorious (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden Glorious (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R383 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R62 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"The seeming inevitability of cruel fate juxtaposes the triumph of the spirit in this remarkably rich and powerful novel, "Glorious." Bernice McFadden's fully realized characters are complicated, imperfect beings, but if ever a character were worthy of love and honor, it is her Easter Bartlett. This very American story is fascinating; it is also heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and beautifully written."--Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of "The Scenic Route"

"Riveting. . . . I am as impressed by its structural strength as by the searing and expertly imagined scenes."--Toni Morrison, on "The Warmest December"

"Glorious" is set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights era. Blending the truth of American history with the fruits of Bernice L. McFadden's rich imagination, this is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.

"Glorious" is ultimately an audacious exploration into the nature of self-hatred, love, possession, ego, betrayal, and, finally, redemption.

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of six critically acclaimed novels, including the classic "Sugar" and "Nowhere Is a Place," which was a "Washington Post" best fiction title for 2006. She is a two-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of two fiction honors from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA). McFadden lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is working on her next novel.

Praise Song for the Butterflies (Hardcover): Bernice L McFadden Praise Song for the Butterflies (Hardcover)
Bernice L McFadden
R692 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R129 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Finding Amos (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Bernice L McFadden, J.D. Mason, ReShonda Tate... Finding Amos (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Bernice L McFadden, J.D. Mason, ReShonda Tate Billingsley
R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Out of stock
The Book of Harlan (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Bernice L McFadden The Book of Harlan (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Bernice L McFadden; Narrated by Robin Miles
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Out of stock
Book Of Harlan, The ****no UK Rights**** - A Novel (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden Book Of Harlan, The ****no UK Rights**** - A Novel (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R363 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R49 (13%) Out of stock
Nowhere Is a Place (MP3 format, CD): Bernice L McFadden Nowhere Is a Place (MP3 format, CD)
Bernice L McFadden; Read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
R611 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R135 (22%) Out of stock
Nowhere Is a Place (Standard format, CD): Bernice L McFadden Nowhere Is a Place (Standard format, CD)
Bernice L McFadden; Read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
R700 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R163 (23%) Out of stock
Gathering of Waters (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Bernice L McFadden Gathering of Waters (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Bernice L McFadden; Narrated by Robin Miles
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Out of stock
The Nicotine Chronicles (Hardcover): Lee Child The Nicotine Chronicles (Hardcover)
Lee Child; Contributions by Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Ames, Eric Bogosian, Achy Obejas, …
R610 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R132 (22%) Out of stock
Praise Song for the Butterflies (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Bernice L McFadden Praise Song for the Butterflies (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Bernice L McFadden; Narrated by Robin Miles
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Out of stock
Finding Amos (Paperback, Original): J.D. Mason, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Bernice L McFadden Finding Amos (Paperback, Original)
J.D. Mason, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Bernice L McFadden
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Out of stock

Three bestselling authors join talents in a multi-dimensional novel that illustrates the importance of love, family, and forgiveness.
Three daughters, connected only through their relationship to Amos, a now elderly ex-musician struggling with Alzheimer s disease, find their lives intertwining as a car accident reunites them at Amos s bedside bringing some long-buried issues to light.
Cass has little self-worth after Amos left her as a child. It is only through her cake-decorating business and encouragement from her best friend that she begins to reconstruct her life, eventually realizing she has enough room in her heart to forgive him. Love-starved Toya doesn t want to emulate others failed relationships. As she begins to strengthen her morals and stops seducing married men she is surprised to discover that she shares some similarities with Amos. Tomiko is a beautiful but lonely woman. Despite having a successful career in writing, she attempts to keep aspects of herself and her past buried as a coping mechanism. However, new love reawakens her faith in both herself and men.
As Cass, Toya, and Tomiko reconcile their feelings of abandonment, Amos reflects on his life and the decisions he made. And by revisiting their painful pasts, they all find ways to reconnect with each other and live with compassion.

Gathering Of Waters (Paperback): Bernice L McFadden Gathering Of Waters (Paperback)
Bernice L McFadden
R361 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R54 (15%) Out of stock

Selected as a Go On Girl Book Pick
"100 Notable Books of 2012" "--New York Times"
"50 Best Books of 2012" "--Washington Post"
"McFadden works a kind of miracle -- not only do her characters] retain their appealing humanity; their story eclipses the bonds of history to offer continuous surprises . . . Beautiful and evocative, "Gathering of Waters" brings three generations to life . . . The real power of the narrative lies in the richness and complexity of the characters. While they inhabit these pages they live, and they do so gloriously and messily and magically, so that we are at last sorry to see them go, and we sit with those small moments we had with them and worry over them, enchanted, until they become something like our own memories, dimmed by time, but alive with the ghosts of the past, and burning with spirits."
--"New York Times Book Review"
"Read it aloud. Hire a chorus to chant it to you and anyone else interested in hearing about civil rights and uncivil desires, about the dark heat of hate, about the force of forgiveness."
--Alan Cheuse, "All Things Considered," NPR
"McFadden combines events of Biblical proportions--from flooding to resurrection--with history to create a cautionary, redemptive tale that spans the early twentieth century to the start of Hurricane Katrina. She compellingly invites readers to consider the distinctions between 'truth or fantasy' . . . In McFadden's boldly spun yarn, consequences extend across time and place. This is an arresting historical portrait of Southern life with reimagined outcomes, suggesting that hope in the enduring power of memory can offer healing where justice does not suffice."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"The rich text is shaped by the African American storytelling tradition and layered with significant American histories. Recalling the woven spirituality of Toni Morrison's Beloved, this work will appeal to readers of mystic literature."
--"Library Journal"
"McFadden makes powerful use of imagery in this fantastical novel of ever-flowing waters and troubled spirits."
--"Booklist"
"In this fierce reimagining, the actual town of Money, MS narrates the story about the ghost of Emmett Till and his from-the-other-side reunification with the girl he loved as a child in "Gathering of Waters" by Bernice L. McFadden."
--"Ebony Magazine"
"Gathering of Waters "is a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi--a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation. Money is personified in this haunting story, which chronicles its troubled history following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families.
Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was brutally murdered in 1955. Anxious to escape the town, Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to Detroit.
Forty years later, after the death of her husband, Tass returns to Money and fantasy takes flesh when Emmett Till's spirit is finally released from the dank, dark waters of the Tallahatchie River. The two lovers are reunited, bringing the story to an enchanting and profound conclusion.
"Gathering of Waters "mines the truth about Money, Mississippi, as well as the town's families, and threads their history over decades. The bare-bones realism--both disturbing and riveting--combined with a magical realm in which ghosts have the final say, is reminiscent of Toni Morrison's "Beloved."

Nowhere is a Place (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Bernice L McFadden Nowhere is a Place (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Bernice L McFadden; Narrated by Robin Miles
R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Out of stock
Praise Song for the Butterflies (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition): Bernice L McFadden Praise Song for the Butterflies (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Bernice L McFadden
R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Out of stock
Nowhere Is a Place (Standard format, CD): Bernice L McFadden Nowhere Is a Place (Standard format, CD)
Bernice L McFadden; Read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
R735 R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Save R54 (7%) Out of stock

Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most importantly, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and reluctant to reveal its secrets; hut Sherry remains determined. In just a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them. What Sherry and Dumpling find on their trip is nothing less than the assorted pieces of their family's past. Pulled together, they reveal a history of amazing survival and abundant joy.

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