Linden Hills

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Ticknor & Fields, Jan 1, 1985 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Lester Tilson and Willie Mason, a pair of hip, latter-day poets, work their way down through Linden Hills, experiencing firsthand the lust, pain, hypocrisy, and valor of the hell-bound upper- and middle-class residents

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User Review  - Sean191 - LibraryThing

I read this in college 20 years ago. It's been a long time, but certain passages in this book still come to mind, so while I'm not sure if/when I'll reread it, I'm confident it's worth the four stars. Read full review

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User Review  - erindona - LibraryThing

Linden Hills is one of the creepiest books I've read, and certainly one of the most enjoyable. Gloria Naylor is a beautiful writer, hands down. Although her language is full of symbol and metaphor ... 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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