Mama Day

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Vintage Books, 1989 - Fiction - 312 pages
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On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island's darker forces. A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense.

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Willow Springs is a sparsely populated sea island just off America's southeastern coast whose small black community is dominated by the elderly matriarch, Miranda "Mama'' Day. When Mama Day's ... Read full review

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Gloria Naylor was born in New York City in 1950, where she grew up and still lives.  She received her B.A. in English from Brooklyn College and her M.A. in Afro-American studies from Yale University.  She has taught writing and literature at George Washington University, New York University, Boston University, and Cornell University.  

She is the author of The Women of Brewster Place, which won the American Book Award for first fiction in 1983; Linden Hills, published in 1985; and Bailey's  Cafe.

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