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The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
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Nov 08, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: busy-as-a-bee-books, literature-fiction, magical-realism, library-books, 2009-reading-journal
Read in November, 2009

Another satisfyingly sweet read by Allen, but not too saccharine. How can I resist a character that keeps a secret cache of candy and romance novels and another character has books that magically appear in her presence? I like the touches of magical realism, where water boils and eggs fry in the company of a couple in love. The story was a wonderful contrast between innocence and understanding. I wanted to let out a satiated sigh when I finished The Sugar Queen; it was lipsmacking good.
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Sarah Addison Allen
“Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around. Many of these books haven't even had their spines cracked. 'Why do you buy books you don't even read?' our daughter asks us. That's like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

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