The Sugar Queen

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Bantam Dell, 2009 - Fiction - 294 pages
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In this irresistible novel, Sarah Addison Allen, author of the bestselling debut, Garden Spells, tells the tale of a young woman whose family secrets--and secret passions--are about to change her life forever.

Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she's a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother's house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night.... Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis--and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee's tough love, Josey's narrow existence quickly expands. She even bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them--and who has a close connection to Josey's longtime crush. Soon Josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that's just for starters.

Brimming with warmth, wit, and a sprinkling of magic, here is a spellbinding tale of friendship, love--and the enchanting possibilities of every new day.

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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

A 27-year-old Josey Cirrini is suffocating under her mom's roof in Bald Slope, trying to redeem herself for her wickedness as a child. She has a secret place in her closet for candy. Candy makes Josey ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

This book really struck a chord with me. Josey is a woman living with her mother in a small town. All anyone can ever remember about Josey is what a difficult child she was, even though now she has ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sarah Addison lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel.

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