All-Bright Court

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HarperPerennial, 1992 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Compared by critics to Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place, Porter's stunning first novel traces 20 years in the lives of the African-American residents of All-Bright court, a housing project in the shadow of Buffalo's steel mills. "Porter conveys the truths of her characters' lives. The effect is heart-rending and exhilarating".--New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A compelling if uneven first novel covering two decades in the lives of the Taylor family and their neighbors in a black proletarian neighborhood in Buffalo. In a clear, quiet but powerful prose ... Read full review

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In her resonant first novel, Porter lays bare a modern social tragedy through a pointed, compassionate portrait of one family and their neighbors on crumbling All-Bright Court. Sam Taylor represents ... Read full review


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Adult/young adult author Connie Porter was born in Buffalo, New York, where she started pursuing a writing career in high school. Porter began her career by writing articles for magazines and book reviews in newspapers. She then went on to write the novels All-Bright Court and Imani All Mine.

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