Bailey's Cafe

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Vintage Books, 1992 - Fiction - 229 pages
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/NAYLOR GLORIA Set in a diner where the food isn't very good and the ambience veers between heaven and hell, this bestselling novel from the author of Mama Day and The Women of Brewster Place is a feast for the senses and the spirit. "A virtuoso orchestration of survival, suffering, courage and humor".--New York Times Book Review. Nationa

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User Review  - astrologerjenny - LibraryThing

I didn’t like this book at first, and that’s mainly because there’s too much baseball in the first chapter. It’s a language I don’t speak. It’s also a little obscure in the beginning. Even though ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Here, Naylor's limbo, peopled by tortured beings ``at the hopeless crossroads of [their] lives,'' is a darkly lyrical, both sad and warming, psychic way-station—an American backstreet cafe with ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Gloria Naylor was born in New York City in 1950. She received her B.A. in English from Brooklyn College and her M.A. in Afro-American studies from Yale. Her books include The Women of Brewster Place, which won both the American Book Award and the National Book Award for first novel, and was also adapted into a television movie by Oprah Winfrey; Linden Hills; Bailey's Cafe; and The Men of Brewster Place. She taught writing and literature at George Washington University, New York University, Boston University, and Cornell University. She died in 2016.

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