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Queen Sugar

Feature and Contest

Queen Sugar

Why exactly Charley Bordelon’s late father left her 800 sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her 11-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.

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Queen Sugar
by Natalie Baszile


Angie from South Elgin, IL
April from Holyoke, MA
Audrey from Alpharetta, GA
Blythe from White Plains, NY
Carl from Atlanta, GA
Connie from Poland, OH
Connie from Shabbona, IL
Crystal from Chicopee, MA
Denis from Belfast, ME
Denise from Santaquin, UT
Don from Bessemer City, NC
Esther from Delray Beach, FL
Heather from Orlando, FL
Jan from Mina, SD
Jessica from Yorktown, NY
Kelley from Houston, TX
Marcia from Ackley, IA
Mary from Beaverton, OR
Phyllis from Rochester Hills, MI
Rebecca from Havertown, PA
Robin from Leon, OK
Sylvia from Suffolk, VA
Teddi from Middletown, OH
Vickie from Collinsville, MS
Vivian from Greenville, SC