Year 10, Book 17

17. Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile Charley returns to the small town in Louisiana where her family is from after her father leaves her his sugarcane farm in his will. She has her eleven year old daughter Micah, who is mad about the move, in tow. Once there Charley struggles to make life work as her estranged brother, the black sheep of the family, who is bitter about being left out of the will shows up with his son and puts up a fight. She also has to learn how to run the farm, which is in very poor shape, something she knows nothing about as well as learn to get along in a small town. This was a pretty good book. If you like contemporary Southern literature you will probably enjoy this book. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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