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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User Review  - lmm161 - LibraryThing

It's not often that you read a book that is magical and practical at the same time, but to me, Mama Day straddles both worlds. Set on an island that doesn't belong to South Carolina or Georgia, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ratastrophe - LibraryThing

An immensely moving book with so much to say on the meanings of love, fidelity, and strength. Multiple protagonists and narrators were woven together into one cohesive story that is truly compelling ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

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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