The Women of Brewster Place

The Women of Brewster Place

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The National Book Award-winning novel--and contemporary classic--that launched the brilliant career of Gloria Naylor

"[A] shrewd and lyrical portrayal of many of the realities of black life . . . Miss Naylor bravely risks sentimentality and melodrama to write her compassion and outrage large, and she pulls it off triumphantly." -- The New York Times Book Review

In her heralded first novel, Gloria Naylor weaves together the stories of seven women living in Brewster Place, a bleak-inner city sanctuary, creating a powerful, moving portrait of the strengths, struggles, and hopes of black women in America. Vulnerable and resilient, openhanded and openhearted, these women forge their lives in a place that in turn threatens and protects--a common prison and a shared home. Naylor renders both loving and painful human experiences with simple eloquence and uncommon intuition. Adapted into a 1989 ABC miniseries starring Oprah Winfrey, The Women of Brewster Place is a touching and unforgettable read.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1983, c1982.
ISBN: 9780140066906
014006690X
Branch Call Number: NAYLOR G
Characteristics: 192 pages ; 20 cm.

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LPL_KateG Oct 20, 2015

A wonderful series of interweaving narratives. Naylor shares the experiences of several black women from various backgrounds, all living in one tenement building. The building acts not only as setting but also as a sort of character in itself. These stories are moving, at times gruesome and at ti... Read More »


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LPL_KateG Oct 20, 2015

A wonderful series of interweaving narratives. Naylor shares the experiences of several black women from various backgrounds, all living in one tenement building. The building acts not only as setting but also as a sort of character in itself. These stories are moving, at times gruesome and at times hilarious.

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