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  - LucidStyle - Goodreads

Some of the better scenes were disconnected/connected and rather Faulknerian in tone and mood; however much of the work was miserable in displaying overmuch the singular plight of the poor woman. The ending is worthwhile, but it felt like it took a long time, and was a rough road, to get there. Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Salva - Goodreads

A heart-wrenching novel. The character of Miss Maple is such a great inspiration, but every character in this book stands apart in great ways. Read full review



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Gloria Naylor was born on January 25, 1950 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Brooklyn College and a master's degree in African American Studies from Yale University. She has taught at several universities including George Washington University, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Princeton University, and Boston University. Her first novel, The Women of Brewster Place, won the National Book Award for first fiction in 1983 and became a film in 1989. Her other novels include Linden Hills, Mama Day, Bailey's Café, and The Men of Brewster Place.

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