Bernice L. McFadden

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of Sugar, celebrating its 20th anniversary; The Book of Harlan; Loving Donovan; Gathering of Waters, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012; and Glorious, which was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. She is a four-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of three awards from the BCALA. Praise Song for the Butterflies is her latest novel. Visit her website at, and follow her on Twitter @queenazsa.

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