The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library’s BOOK Club has selected Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile for June. Charley Bordelon, the main character, doesn’t know why her late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana. 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’s mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man’s 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. Stirring in its storytelling of one woman against the odds and intimate in its exploration of the complexities of contemporary Southern life, Queen Sugar is an unforgettable tale of endurance and hope.” –Amazon
We will meet on Tuesday, June 24, at 5:00 P.M to discuss the book. The library has the book on Kindle and Nook as well as traditional print. Everyone is welcome to participate!