The Women of Brewster Place

The Women of Brewster Place

eBook - 1983
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The stories of seven Black women living in an urban ghetto evoke the energy, brutality, compassion, and desolation of modern Black America.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1983, ©1982.
ISBN: 9781101656174
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 pages).
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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An author who used her vibrant fiction and complex characters to tell layered stories of African-American men and women. A perennial book group favorite.

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Feb 22, 2017

Wonderful writing!

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 02, 2016

A gorgeous novel with compelling characters and several interesting plot lines. I enjoyed most how Naylor effectively utilized symbols which could very easily have been cliché.

LPL_KateG Oct 20, 2015

A wonderful series of interweaving narratives. Naylor shares the experiences of several black women from various backgrounds, all living in one tenement building. The building acts not only as setting but also as a sort of character in itself. These stories are moving, at times gruesome and at times hilarious.

Dec 11, 2010

1983 National Book Award - Fiction


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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 06, 2016

Time's passage through the memory is like molten glass that can be opaque or crystalize at any given moment at will: a thousand days are melted into one conversation, one glance, one hurt, and one hurt can be shattered and sprinkled over a thousand days. It is silent and elusive, refusing to be damned and dripped out day by day; it swirls through the mind while an entire lifetime can ride like foam on the deceptive, transparent waves and get sprayed onto the conciousness at ragged, unexpected intervals.


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