Queen Sugar Natalie Baszile
Why exactly Charley Bordelon‚Äôs late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los Angeles.
They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that‚Äôs mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man‚Äôs business. 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.