Salt in the Sugar Bowl

Salt in the Sugar Bowl

by Angela Belcher Epps

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Sophia looked around and saw only disappointment. Gone were the blinders she'd put on everyday to live as a human glue gun. Without them, she saw nothing left to hold together. Walls unpainted for the whole time they'd lived here. Floors creaking beneath cheap carpet the color of dirt. Anger, confusion, and tension crawled into every nerve and cell. Any sweetness she'd felt about her life gave way to a brine at the back of her throat and brewing behind her eyes." A voice inside told her to leave that house. Let her husband finish raising their six children.
Years later, those children will grapple with that loss and struggle to heal the deep wounds left by their mother's abandonment. Salt in the Sugar Bowl takes a snapshot of each of the Sawyer's offspring—years after Sophia's disappearance. The wounds of losing a mother will resurface time and time again, as they struggle to live, love, and trust as if their hearts were whole and unscarred. Only the strong will survive.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162814115
Publisher: Angela Belcher Epps
Publication date: 08/07/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 983,641
File size: 119 KB

About the Author

Angela Belcher Epps writes stories and essays that have appeared in literary journals, Essence magazine, the Ladies Home Journal. Essays are published in three anthologies: Heartspace: Real Life Stories on Death and Dying (heart2heart, 2019), All the Songs We Sing: The 25th Anniversary of the African American Writers’ Collective (Blair, 2020), and Gumbo for the Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community (iUniverse, Inc., 2007). She is a native New Yorker with strong ties to eastern North Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and a master’s degree from New York University—both in creative writing. In both fiction and nonfiction, she examines themes related to overcoming adversity, evolving beyond one’s circumstances, and embracing authenticity as a path to personal redemption. She welcomes visits to her website:

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