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A brief review of "Queen Sugar," a new novel set in Louisiana sugarcane fields, by Natalie Baszile. - Daily Advertiser - 12/26/2014 -

Queen Sugar Charley Bordelon's father leaves her an unusual gift in his will 800 acres of sugarcane land in rural South Louisiana. There are strange stipulations as well, meaning the urban school teacher must meet the challenge of raising cane, to borrow a pun, or lose the property. Against her mother's wishes and her own good judgment, Bordelon leaves Los Angeles for Louisiana and her travails in the Bayou State make up "Queen Sugar," a novel by Natalie Baszile. READ THE STORY


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