The Women of Brewster Place

The Women of Brewster Place

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ISBN10: 014006690X ISBN13: 9780140066906 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Jun 1 1983 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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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.
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