The Sugar Queen: A Novel (Paperback)

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MARCH 2012

Looking for a midwinter escape? I happily recommend this delightful story of friendship and love.

There is a magical element that provides an unusual twist. I've really
enjoyed all of this author's books; she always has a humorous touch
which adds to your reading pleasure. Very entertaining.

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— louis

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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.

Praise for The Sugar Queen

“Like the most decadently addictive bonbons, once started, Allen’s magically entrancing novel is impossible to put down.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Bewitching . . . Such a pleasurable book.”Publishers Weekly

About the Author


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

Praise For…


“Like the most decadently addictive bonbons, once started, Allen’s magically entrancing novel is impossible to put down.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Bewitching…. Such a pleasurable book.”Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553384840
ISBN-10: 0553384848
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: April 14th, 2009
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Random House Reader's Circle