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Credit Jonathan Sprague Natalie Baszile in conversation with Lalita TademyTuesday, February 25, 7:30 p.m. Queen SugarA mother-daughter story of reinvention—about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana. 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: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man’s business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley must balance the overwhelming challenges of her farm with the demands of a homesick daughter, a bitter and troubled brother, and the startling desires of her own heart.Natalie Baszile has an MA in Afro American Studies from UCLA and earned an MFA at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She lives in San Francisco.Lalita Tademy is the New York Times' bestselling author of Cane River and Red River.