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Bernice L. McFadden

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Welcome,

I am a national bestselling, award winning Brooklyn born and bred author who writes to breathe life back into memory.

Peace & Light,

Bernice L. McFadden




Average rating: 4.12 · 9,038 ratings · 947 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Sugar (Sugar Lacey, #1)
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 2,880 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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This Bitter Earth (Sugar La...
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The Warmest December
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,170 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Gathering of Waters
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Glorious
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Nowhere Is a Place
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Loving Donovan
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Camilla's Roses
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My Name is Butterfly
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Keeper of Keys
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Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden
" In a similar vein to Toni Morrison- I know, I know can we NOT compare black female authors to only black female authors?- Bernice L. McFadden captures small-town life inside such a tiny book. Less than 230 pages, it feels twice as long for the gro... " Read more of this review »
Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden
" Awesome read.

I strongly suggest this book it was a great read. The literary history and imagery was great. A must read. "
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Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden
" The framing story takes a little while to really grab you, but there is a payoff in the structure and the ending of the novel that makes it worth a bit of a slog. The meat of this book is an amazingly intense inter-generational story that takes us... " Read more of this review »
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Bernice McFadden added a status update: On December 5th Gathering of Waters, New York Times Notable Book of 2012..will be available on Kindle for $1.99...ONE DAY ONLY..http://www.amazon.com/Gathering-of-Wa...
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“Listen, if you choose to believe nothing else that transpires here, believe this: your body does not have a soul; your soul has a body, and souls never, ever die.”
Bernice L. McFadden, Gathering of Waters

“ 'Sugar, aint you ever had no good time?' she said with a bit of sadness in her voice.
'What you mean?' Sugar said,...
'Seems to me that I ain't never see you look up from whatever you were doing and just smile.'
'Just smile? Smile at what? At who?'
'Smile into the air, girl!' she said and waved her arm through the air....you better start, 'cause time is running and a life without good times ain't a life worth having.”
Bernice L. McFadden, Sugar

“In 1922 everything changed again. The Eskimo pie was invented; James Joyce's Ulysses was printed in Paris; snow fell on Mauna Loa, Hawaii; Babe Ruth signed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees; Eugene O'Neill was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Frederick Douglass's home was dedicated as a national shrine; former heavyweight champion of the world Jack Johnson invented the wrench...”
Bernice L. McFadden, Glorious

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message 11: by Lyn

Lyn Blessings,

I pray your day is a blessed one. Please visit http://theuniqueview.blogspot.com/ and enjoy the read. My goal is to encourage and motivate using my life experiences.

Peace to you all
Lyn


Lawrence Bernice, thank you for accepting my friendship and I pickup one of your books by Geneva Holliday, entitled "Fever". I love that name Geneva because it was my mother's first name. Happy Reading and I love your writing very much. Keep up the great work and I'm looking forward to reading "Glorious".


Savannah Bernice, thank you for the friendship.


Pamela Hi Bernice...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


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Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


Babydoll I just read and absolutely loved your novel, Sugar! After reading the book, I am intrigued to know why you chose to end the novel the way you did?


Brooklyn Darkchild Thanks for the add!
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Author: This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story Pt1


Dwayne Thanks for the add queen! Continued success to you!!


Daniel
Bernice, I've added your books The Warmest December, Sugar, The Bitter Earth, Nowhere is a Place and Loving Donovan to my to-read list.


Sriveau I've all of your books...as you know. I hope one day to see my name on a hardcover too.


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