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Bernice L McFadden's Reviews

Reviews of Bernice’s Work

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Jan.17.2012
Published by NPR
Nearly 60 year ago, a 14 year old African-American boy named Emmett Till left Chicago for Mississippi. He traveled to a town called Money to visit family. Till was murdered there...
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Mar.23.2012
Published by The Washington Post
The narrator of this hypnotic novel is not a person but a place: Money, Miss. And novelist Bernice L. McFadden has created a voice that is ethereal, ancient and wise.
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Feb.10.2012
Published by New York Times
  Novelists writing about traumatic historical moments face a particular challenge: how to bring the event to immediate, visceral life without overpowering the characters or...
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Dec.08.2011
Published by Library Journal
McFadden, Bernice L. Gathering of Waters. Akashic. Jan. 2012. c.250p.  ISBN 9781617750328. $24.95; pap.   ISBN 9781617750311. $15.95. FNAACP Image...
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Aug.31.2011
Published by firstborngril.blogspot.com
  "In her new novel, Gathering of Waters, Bernice McFadden brings her own special vision to the unfortunate story of Emmett Till and his murder in Money, Mississippi....
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Feb.13.2000
Published by New York Times
Life for Sugar Lacey has never been sweet. Born out of wedlock and left in the care of three dotty sisters in a small town in Arkansas, she is raised in a series of bordellos and...