The women of Brewster Place

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Penguin Books, 1988 - 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  - Laura - Goodreads

This is a great book, with the exception of the ending. It was anti-climactic, and it didn't provide any closure for the reader. I understand that the author was being symbolic, but the effect was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shayne - Goodreads

My purpose for reading this book was to see how the book differed from the movie. I'm glad I decided to give it a try. The book is always better. I absolutely found myself unable to put this book down ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Gloria Naylor is the author of The Women of Brewster Place, which won the National Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.