“Gloria Naylor was a shining light in American Literature. Naylor’s artistry is breathtaking, as is her gift for capturing raw human emotion.”
– Tayari Jones
Synopsis: From behind the battered doors of an apartment block, come the stories of a chorus of courageous black women. Each has suffered knocks and setbacks, each has lived a life defined by social deprivation, each has finally found herself here – in Brewster Place. From stoic Mattie, to sassy Etta, from righteous Kiswana, to baby-mad Cora Lee, the women of Brewster place are united in their resilience, their humanity and their collective ambition for brighter futures.
About the Author: Gloria Naylor was born in New York City in 1950. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Brooklyn College and a master’s degree from Yale University.
The Women of Brewster Place was her first novel and won both the American Book Award and the National Book Award in 1983.
It was later adapted into a TV mini-series, starring Oprah Winfrey.
Naylor died in Septeber 2016.
Publication date: October 24th, 2019
Price: £9.99 Available from Mr B’s Emporium and all good high street bookshops