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Sugarland

Sugarland As children Kit and Kiki Smithers performed as the Sugar Babes but those glory days are long gone All that remains are the blues the sisters sing as they cope with withering marriages cheating spou

  • Title: Sugarland
  • Author: Joni Rodgers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • As children, Kit and Kiki Smithers performed as the Sugar Babes, but those glory days are long gone All that remains are the blues the sisters sing as they cope with withering marriages, cheating spouses, lost opportunities, and the demands of motherhood.Sugar Land is a verdant novel about the healing power of forgiveness, the seemingly impossible task of loving, the resiAs children, Kit and Kiki Smithers performed as the Sugar Babes, but those glory days are long gone All that remains are the blues the sisters sing as they cope with withering marriages, cheating spouses, lost opportunities, and the demands of motherhood.Sugar Land is a verdant novel about the healing power of forgiveness, the seemingly impossible task of loving, the resilience of family ties, and what happens when a tornado meets a double wide trailerA Benjamin Franklin Award finalist 1999 Every character in this novel resonates with life This talented author knows how to bring pen and ink people to flesh and blood fulfillment poignantly authentic Southern Living Alternately wrenching and humorous Rodgers strength is her knack for realistic characters and a womanly wise, laugh through tears appreciation of life Publisher s Weekly Richly appealing Library Journal Bittersweet priceless Chicago Tribune Pure charm compelling full of humor and compassion Sugar Land is a delight to read, and Rodgers is a terrific discovery Tampa Tribune TimesFrom Library Journal As little girls, Kit and Kiki Smithers of Sugar Land, TX, could belt out songs that made audiences love them As adults, they are finding love harder to handle, as Kiki deals with her philandering, physically abusive husband, Wayne, and Kit feels the love seep out of her marriage to Mel, a good man who is just letting himself and their relationship go When both sisters become pregnant for the third time, suffering ensues cataclysmic loss for Kiki and overwhelming guilt for Kit, unsure of her unborn child s paternity after a virtual assault by Wayne and a spontaneous tumble with her boss Their show biz agent mother, Viveca, nurtures and nudges the sisters as she herself battles cancer In snappy prose, Rodgers Crazy for Trying creates fully dimensional characters in a story with elements of love, loss, humor, passion, joy, feminism, and even mothers in law As richly appealing as the best country music.

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    About "Joni Rodgers"

    1. Joni Rodgers

      NYT bestselling author Joni Rodgers was born into a family of gospel bluegrass musicians and grew up on stage, opening for huge haired country music legends of the 60s and 70s She continued performing until 1994, when she was diagnosed with non Hodgkin s lymphoma and used the chemo downtime to complete her first two novels, both of which were published to critical acclaim Joni s memoir, Bald in the Land of Big Hair Harper Collins 2001 , garnered glowing reviews around the world, was excerpted in Good Housekeeping, condensed by Reader s Digest, and is still in print after ten years It also launched Joni s public speaking career and brought her to the attention of celebrities and others who began asking her to help them tell their stories She s known on both coasts as a ghostwriter, book doctor and memoir guru who applies the fine art of fiction to the creation of well crafted narrative nonfiction.Between novels and ghostwriting projects, Joni volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and blogs about books and publishing on Boxing the Octopus Married to jet plane mechanic wine maker Gary Rodgers since 1983, Joni is the proud mother of two fine young adults She lives in Houston, Texas Her latest book debuted at 6 on the NYT bestseller list A mix of Moly Ivins blowsy wit and Anna Quindlen s suburban logicRodgers manages the rare literary feat of being funny and painful in one urgent breath Entertainment Weekly

    955 Comments

    1. i've no explanation for why i loved this book so. funny, pathetic, lurid, engaging. it's all there from the double-wide to the baby-daddy dilemma to the wife-beater and the Swedish Lothario. oddly endearing, and exceptionally well-written by an author who doesn't think so much of herself that she can't turn out a read like this. oh the jewels one can find on the "top 100 free" list!


    2. Sugarland by Joni Rodgers exemplifies exactly what I'm looking for in a novel from any genre - and yes, you've guessed, I'm not discussing the plot but I am urging you to buy and read it, even if you're an octogenarian named Cyril who has never read anything but Ian Fleming.


    3. I wrote the following review for the Spring 1999 MSRRT Newsletter:It isn't often that the same book can make me break down in sobs and burst into raucous laughter. Sugar Land brought out both of these intense emotions. This story of two adult sisters dealing with marriage, motherhood, and cheatin' hearts is a long way from my single woman reality, but after reading only a few pages, I felt invested in their lives. As with the best novels, this one has vivid, well-developed characters complete wi [...]




    4. What an excellent glimpse into mundane lives. What an incredible commentary on deep topics. It's not something I thought I would love, but oh how I did.


    5. This modern retelling of the Psyche and Eros myth, is also a realistic look at the life of two sisters. Both were local celebrities (child stars) in Sugarland Texas, a town outside of Houston. When the story begins, both sisters are now housewives, still living in Sugarland. Their marriages are not what they use to be. Though they have very different difficulties in their marriages, both of their marriages are stifling them at this point and they don’t know what to do about it. This is a story [...]


    6. This was one of the better books I've read of late. One of the reviews on the back compares it to "the best country music," and I can think of no better way to describe the feel of this story. Our two protagonists were very believable and easy to relate. Many of the characters were full of surprises. A great book about wanting what you've got and simultaneously not settling for less than you deserve.


    7. By the end of this book, I almost felt like the author was just trying to come up with as many weird twists as she could manage. It was ok, but I really don't recommend it if you have anything else to read.


    8. Once I read the second chapter, the voice of this novel drew me in. I could picture every character, and even though their stories didn't resonate with me, I still wanted to know what happened to them.


    9. another winner with great vivid characters from Joni Rodges. sisters in the south with a character of a mom. I loved the reference to country music lyrics. the scenes are alive with color and expression. Very quick read



    10. Got this book because it had a 4 1/2 star rating on and it was a free Kindle deal. Definitely not my type of book! Very "soap opera-ish". I quit reading it about 2/3 through.


    11. SugarlandI enjoyed this story and would have rated this book higher, but I found that the flashback transitions were awkward and confusing. I enjoyed the story except for this.


    12. This was a okay book to read. Its about a family and there misfortunes and the realtionship between all the characters in the book.





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