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Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor was born in New York City in 1950. She received her B.A. in English from Brooklyn College and her M.A. in Afro-American studies from Yale. Her books include The Women of Brewster Place, which won both the American Book Award and the National Book Award for first novel, and was also adapted into a television movie by Oprah Winfrey; Linden Hills; Bailey's Cafe; and The Men of Brewster Place. She taught writing and literature at George Washington University, New York University, Boston University, and Cornell University. She died in 2016.

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Bailey's Cafe
Written by Gloria Naylor
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1993
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74821-2 (0-679-74821-0)

Set in a diner where the food isn't very good and the ambience veers between heaven and hell, this bestselling novel from the author of Mama Day and The Women of Brewster Place is a feast for the senses and the spirit. "A virtuoso orchestration of survival, suffering, courage and humor."--New... Read more






Linden Hills
Written by Gloria Naylor
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | March 1986
$15.00/16.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-008829-8 (0-14-008829-6)

A powerful look at an affluent black community from Gloria Naylor (1950-2016), the National Book Award-winning author of The Women of Brewster Place

A world away from Brewster Place, yet intimately connected to it, lies Linden Hills. With its showcase homes, elegant lawns, and other trappings of Wealth, Linden Hills is not... Read more






Mama Day
Written by Gloria Naylor
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1989
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-72181-9 (0-679-72181-9)

On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island's darker forces. A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense. Read more






The Women of Brewster Place
Written by Gloria Naylor
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | June 1983
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-006690-6 (0-14-006690-X)

The National Book Award-winning novel that launched the brilliant career of Gloria Naylor (1950-2016)

In her heralded first novel, Gloria Naylor weaves together the stories of seven women living in Brewster Place, a bleak-inner city sanctuary, creative a powerful, moving portrait of the strengths, struggles, and hopes of black women in America... Read more





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