The Women of Brewster Place

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Author(s): Gloria Naylor
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2005
Product Number: EB00398640
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101656174
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

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.

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