Women of Brewster Place: 2

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Viking Press, 1982 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home. Among them are: Mattie Michael, the matriarch who loses her son to prison; Etta Mae Johnson who tries to trade the 'high life' for marriage with a local preacher; Kiswana Browne who leaves her middle-class family to organize a tenant's union.

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User Review  - Eleanor Cowan - Goodreads

A Forever Classic! The Women of Brewster Place can be read every few decades, a favorite life-long book. At my first reading, I was a struggling single mother like Cora Lee, and her fierce motivation ... Read full review

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User Review  - Martie Nees Record - Goodreads

Brewster Place is a fictionalized urban-housing development that black people (who are, in truth, ''nutmeg,'' ''ebony,'' ''saffron,'' ''cinnamon-red'' or ''gold'') have inherited from a succession of ... Read full review

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Gloria Naylor is an African American novelist and educator. She was born on January 25, 1950 in New York City. She attended Medgar Evans College, Brooklyn College of CUNY and Yale University. Naylor has taught at institutions such as George Washington University, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Princeton University, and Boston University. After reading the novelist Toni Morrison, Naylor was compelled to become a writer and composed The Women of Brewster Place, which received the American Book Award for Best First Novel and became a film in 1989.

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