NC Literary Hall of Fame



Salt in the Sugar Bowl by Angela Belcher Epps

Main Street Rag
$12, paperback
ISBN: 978-1-59948-402-0
June, 2013
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Sophia Sawyer has lost all the sweetness in her life. Her husband barely has enough time and money to take care of their six children but when two children from his extramarital affair are brought to home, there’s no joy left in her marriage. She leaves her children thinking that while her husband may turn out to be a better provider if she wasn’t around. Author Angela Belcher Epps explores what happens to these children left behind in her compelling novella, Salt in the Sugar Bowl.

Angela Belcher Epps, an English teacher at an alternative high school, explores the complexities of life—including love, family relationships, loss and abandonment. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Hofstra University and a master’s degree in English/Creative Writing from New York University. Her stories and essays have appeared in several publications including Essence, Ladies’ Home Journal magazines and Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora literary journal.

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