Women of Brewster Place: 2

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Viking Press, 1982 - 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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Excellent story telling. - Goodreads
I hated the violent ending! - Goodreads
This is a great book, with the exception of the ending. - Goodreads
There wasn't enough character development. - Goodreads
Really loved some of the author's language and imagery. - Goodreads
Gloria Naylor's prose is like poetry. - Goodreads

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I read this for book group. This kind of reminds me of The Women, where men play a minor role. The stories of the different women were sad for the most part, although interesting to see how certain ... Read full review


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Gloria Naylor is an African American novelist and educator. She 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 and became a film in 1989.

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