Bailey's Cafe

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Vintage Books, 1992 - Fiction - 229 pages
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"Welcome to Bailey's Cafe, where the foof may not be much but the ambience is graced by myth and magic. The cafe is home to Sadie, the lady-like alcoholic with a mania for cleanliness; to Sweet Esther, who caters to unspeakable appetites in a nearby "boarding house," taking payment only in white roses; and to Mariam, the Ethiopian child who may be the bearer of a miracle." -- Back cover.

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User Review  - Fran Thrower - Goodreads

Don't think I can add anything more to the critics' review, except: this is an outstanding book. Read full review

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User Review  - Jonatta - Goodreads

Bailey's Cafe is a collection of short stories rather than a novel. The customers who visit the cafe have a story and reasons for being there. Readers are provided those back stories which are filled ... Read full review



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Gloria Naylor 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.

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