“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.
Th e 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