THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - etxgardener - LibraryThing
This is another book I never would have read if it weren't for my book group. Ann Petry wrote this book as a Houghton Mifflin Literary fellow and, apparently, when it was published sold over a million ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jayne_charles - LibraryThing
This book does for the black experience in pre-civil rights America what 'The Grapes of Wrath' did for the migrants of the depression - which is to relentlessly pummel the reader with suffering and ... Read full review