Mama Day

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Vintage Books, 1989 - Fiction - 312 pages
230 Reviews
On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island's darker forces. A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense.

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Love Naylor's writing style. - Goodreads
There are bad endings, and then there are BAD endings. - Goodreads
Great characters and story telling. - Goodreads
Great parody of the Tempest. - Goodreads
The plot also seemed to go off the rails at the end. - Goodreads
really excellent love story about married life. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jen Bojkov - Goodreads

I don't recall very much about this book, but I do think I liked it. I guess it didn't impress me too much or I would remember more, but I did read it 4 years ago. Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I'm sitting here, at a loss for what to say about this book. Because anything I can express in words would just not be enough to convey what this book means and how it has affected me. Wow. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Gloria Naylor was born in New York City in 1950, where she grew up and still lives.  She received her B.A. in English from Brooklyn College and her M.A. in Afro-American studies from Yale University.  She has taught writing and literature at George Washington University, New York University, Boston University, and Cornell University.  

She is the author of The Women of Brewster Place, which won the American Book Award for first fiction in 1983; Linden Hills, published in 1985; and Bailey's  Cafe.

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