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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I started out liking this book. The more I read, the more depressing I found it to be. I loved the premise but the stories were heartbreaking. Read full review

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One of the best books I have ever read. Miss Maple's story stays in my mind as I teach math in high poverty urban schools. I love math because it is objective. It also resonates with me because of the ... 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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