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Bernice L. McFadden

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BERNICE L. McFADDEN is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies (Long listed for the 2019 Women's Prize in Fiction ) The Book of Harlan (winner of a 2017 American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction) Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012) and Glorious . She is a four-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of four awards from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA).
McFadden has also penned five novels under the pseudonym: Geneva Holliday
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Breaking the Binding...


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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

“Anger eats up years faster than happiness, chile.”
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“She had looked in the mirror a million times and only saw the brown of her skin and not the magic flowing beneath it.”
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message 10: 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.


message 6: by Saleh

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


BookishGlow 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!
Brooklyn Darkchild
Author: This Ain't No Hearts and Flowers Love Story Pt1


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.


message 1: by Sriveau (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:26PM)

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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