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Once the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home. Among them are: Mattie Michael, the matriarch who loses her son to prison; Etta Mae Johnson who tries to trade the 'high life' for marriage with a local preacher; Kiswana Browne who leaves her middle-class family to organize a tenant's union.

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The women of Brewster Place are "hard-edged, soft-centered, brutally demanding, and easily pleased". In their stories, Gloria Naylor has created a community of women that has touched thousands of readers across the country. Now the basis for a November 1988, ABC-TV, three-hour movie, starring Oprah Winfrey.

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binalyn, August 24, 2008 (view all comments by binalyn)
This book broke my heart but also gave me hope.

Naylor is one of the best writers out there...don't let the crappy TV movie put you off.

This book is SO much more.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140066906
Author:
Naylor, Gloria
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Afro-American women -- Fiction.
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series
Series Volume:
81
Publication Date:
19830631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.73x5.03x.57 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The women of Brewster Place are "hard-edged, soft-centered, brutally demanding, and easily pleased". In their stories, Gloria Naylor has created a community of women that has touched thousands of readers across the country. Now the basis for a November 1988, ABC-TV, three-hour movie, starring Oprah Winfrey.

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