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McFadden, Bernice L.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 153 publications in 2 languages and 10,320 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.C3622, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Bernice L McFadden
 
Most widely held works by Bernice L McFadden
Sugar by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugar, with her bouncing blond wig and red-painted lips, moves in next door to Pearl Taylor in Bigelow, Arkansas, and their unlikely friendship eventually tranforms their lives and their entire community
The warmest December by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Childhood can be rough. But for Kenzie growing up in the Lowe home means opening the bottom drawer of her father's dresser to choose which of the three belts coiled, waiting like snakes, she wants to get whipped with; trips to Beehive Liquors for her father's vodka; and dreaming of the day she can escape apartment A5. She goes to school, she holds odd jobs, and develops her own craving for the bottle. Twenty years have passed and it's now the nineties but not everything has changed for Kenzie. She is still haunted by her childhood, and learning that her father is dying she is shocked by her own desire to be with him during his final hours."--Jacket
Gathering of waters by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was murdered in 1955. Anxious to escape the town, Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to Detroit. Forty years later, after the death of her husband, Tass returns to Money and fantasy takes flesh when Emmett Till's spirit is finally released from the waters of the Tallahatchie River and the two lovers are reunited.--Publisher's description
Nowhere is a place by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having struggled throughout her life for an understanding of her identity, Sherry wonders at an uncharacteristic display of anger on the part of her mother and digs into her family's past throughout the course of a cross-country journey
This bitter earth by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugar Lacey returns to her childhood home in Arkansas to confirm her suspicions concerning her father's identity. Only the three women who raised Sugar know the truth about her birth and where her father went after he left her. Now she must confront her father and deal with the pain of the past which still haunts her
The book of Harlan by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, two African American musicians, Harlan and Lizard, are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at Buchenwald concentration camp which changes the course of Harlan's life.--
Loving Donovan : a novel in three stories by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campbell clings to her ideals about love despite the unhappy example set by her parents, while Donovan dreams of having a family and playing for the NBA in the face of difficult personal challenges
Glorious : a novel by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights era. Blending the truth of American history with the fruits of imagination, this is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty
Camilla's roses by Bernice L McFadden( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camilla is forced to come to terms with the truth about her past, the limitations of motherhood and reconciliation, and the dark legacy of cancer in order to save her daughter
Finding Amos by J. D Mason( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a lifetime of womanizing, making babies, and then disappearing and taking no responsibility for his actions, Amos Davis is now afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. After crashing his car, he is faced with the three daughters he abandoned. Amos was never there for Cass, the child of his mistress-- why should this talented cake maker be sweet to him now? Toya was deeply scarred by Amos's public denial of her existence-- will seeing him again send her further down a troubled path? Tomiko channels her pain into stories of the father she never knew-- will she ever risk her heart on real love?
The warmest December by Bernice L McFadden( Recording )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after leaving home, Kenzie is still haunted by memories of her abusive father. When she learns that this brutal man is dying, she is shocked by her own desire to be with him as the end approaches
Camilla's roses by Bernice L McFadden( Recording )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camilla spent years disassociating herself from her dysfunctional family, creating a new life and new self-image. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, however, she must reconnect with her painful past
Loving Donovan by Bernice L McFadden( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campbell anbd Donovan each grow up in dysfunctional familes. Campbell learns about relationships from her parents, who are trapped in a loveless marriage. Donovan's parents constantly argue--until his mother abandons him. As adults, Campbell and Donovan discover one another and realize this could be their only chance for true love. But the psychological scars of the past may prove too difficult to overcome
Nowhere is a place by Bernice L McFadden( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherry has struggled all her life to understand who she is, where she comes from, and, most importantly, why her mother slapped her cheek one summer afternoon. The incident has haunted Sherry, and it causes her to dig into her family's past. Like many family histories, it is fractured and reluctant to reveal its secrets; but Sherry remains determined. In just a few days' time, her extended family will gather for a reunion, and Sherry sets off across the country with her mother, Dumpling, to join them. What Sherry and Dumpling find on their trip is nothing less than the assorted pieces of their family's past. Pulled together, they reveal a history of amazing survival and abundant joy
This bitter earth by Bernice L McFadden( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sugar Lacey returns to her childhood home in Arkansas to confirm her suspicions concerning her father's identity. Only the three women who raised Sugar know the truth about her birth and where her father went after he left her. Now she must confront her father and deal with the pain of the past which still haunts her
Finding Amos by J. D Mason( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children of an aging musician and notorious womanizer, now suffering from Alzheimer's, tell their stories and make peace with each other and their father
Gathering of waters : a novel by Bernice L McFadden( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was murdered in 1955. Anxious to escape the town, Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to Detroit. Forty years later, after the death of her husband, Tass returns to Money and fanstasy takes flesh when Emmett Till's spirit is finally released from the waters of the Tallahatchie River and the two lovers are reunited
The book of Harlan by Bernice L McFadden( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Book of Harlan opens with the courtship of Harlan's parents and his 1917 birth in Macon, Georgia. After his prominent minister grandfather dies, Harlan and his parents move to Harlem, where he eventually becomes a professional musician. When Harlan and his best friend, trumpeter Lizard Robbins, are invited to perform at a popular cabaret in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre - affectionately referred to as 'the Harlem of Paris' by black American musicians - Harlan jumps at the opportunity, convincing Lizard to join him. But after the City of Light falls under Nazi occupation, Harlan and Lizard are thrown into Buchenwald - the notorious concentration camp in Weimar, Germany - irreparably changing the course of Harlan's life
Amos by J. D Mason( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three national bestselling authors join talents in a multi-dimensional novel that illustrates the importance of love, family, and forgiveness. After a lifetime of womanizing, making babies, and then disappearing and taking no responsibility for his actions, Amos Davis has finally reached an impasse--literally crashing his car down a one-way street. It may be the only road to redemption for the aging musician, now afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, for it has brought together the three daughters he abandoned. But when it comes to their deadbeat dad, their hearts may already be sealed Cass, the child of Amos's mistress, has had enough heartache, from losing her mother to the tragic end of her marriage. Amos was never there for her--why should this talented cake maker be sweet to him now? Toya, always the "other woman "in her affairs with married men, was deeply scarred by Amos's public denial of her existence years ago. Will seeing him again send her further down a troubled path? A gifted writer, Tomiko channels her pain into her stories of the father she never knew. In her imagined world, she is safe--but will she ever risk her heart on real love? A powerful interplay of memory and reality, this emotionally taut novel weaves the voices of three authors to deliver an unforgettable tale of one man's struggle to make peace with his failures, his family and the destinies of those who must forgive to move forward with their own lives and dreams
The Bernice L. McFadden collection : gathering of waters, glorious, the warmest december and nowhere is a place by Bernice L McFadden( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bernice L. McFadden Collection features four novels from the three-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist: Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors' Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012), Glorious (2010), Nowhere Is a Place (2006), and The Warmest December (2001)
 
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Languages
English (140)

French (1)

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The warmest DecemberGathering of watersNowhere is a placeThis bitter earthLoving Donovan : a novel in three storiesGlorious : a novelCamilla's rosesNowhere is a place