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Gloria Naylor Collection

Mama Day
MAMA DAY

Author:Gloria R. Naylor

Willow Springs is a sparsely populated sea island just off America's southeastern coast whose community is dominated by the elderly matriarch, Miranda `Mama'' Day. When Mama Day's great-niece, Cocoa, marries, she returns to Willow Springs with her husband for an extended visit. Once there, strange forces both natural and supernatural work to separate the couple. After visiting the menacing Ruby, a local root doctor, Cocoa becomes dangerously ill, and the struggle for her life showcases.

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Baileys's Cafe
BAILEY'S CAFE

Author:Gloria Naylor

Welcome to Bailey's Cafe, the most mythically real eating place you've ever walked into. The restaurant is a magnet that draws a variety of outcasts, each with a story to tell. One would call them misfits all, but in the magical aura of Bailey's Cafe as a new year approaches, each beomes a universal creature of biblical stature Presided over by Bailey himself and his helpmate, Nadine, it is a magnet that draws a wide variety of society's detritus, each with her own story to tell. There is Sadie, whose addiction to alcohol is second only to her mania for cleanliness; Sweet Esther, who takes nothing but white roses for her very particular favors; Peaches, whose badly mutilated face is in sharp contrast to her goddess's body; Miss Maple, a transvestite who makes a handsome living by entering soap flake contests; and Mariam, the Ethiopian child who may be the bearer of a miracle.

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 The Women of Brewster Place
THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE

Author:Gloria Naylor

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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Linden Hills
LINDEN HILLS

Author:Gloria Naylor

The spokesman in this "novel of black suburban life is Luther Nedeed, an embittered undertaker, who developed the posh black enclave of Linden Hillsto be a 'blister to the community.' Generations later, two young street-smart boys, Willie and Lester, stumble upon the awful secret of Luther Nedeed's descent and the true meaning of Linden Hills."

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Selections from the Women of Brewsters Place
SELECTIONS FROM THE WOMEN OF BREWSTERS PLACE

Author:Gloria Naylor

The women of Brewsters 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.

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Children of the Night
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT

Author:Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor has compiled an encore volume, Children of the Night, bringing this extraordinary series up to date. Gathering together the most gifted black writers of our time - from 1967 to the present - Naylor has assembled a rich and varied collection of stories. The portrait that emerges of the African-American experience in the post-Civil Rights era is stirring, compelling, sometimes disturbing, and certainly provocative. Naylor has arranged the stories thematically so the reader focuses on a particular subject - slavery, for example, or the family. In the hands of different writers, these themes provide a wealth and variety of human experience.

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The Best American Essays of the Century Vol 1
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS OF THE CENTURY, VOL 1

Author:Gloria Naylor

These essays educate us, amuse us, startle us with their immediacy. Who among us can read Henry Adam's "A Law of Acceleration," penned in 1904, and not think of our mind-zapping digital age? Who could resist the first sentence of Zora Neale Hurston's piece: I am colored but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except the fact that I am the only Negro in the United States whose grandfather on the mother's side was not an Indian chief." And which of you could disagree with the unrepeatable wisdom of Gertrude Stein's "The tradition has always been that you may more or less describe the things that happen nowadays everybody all day long knows what is happening and so what is happening is not really interesting

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The Best American Essays of the Century Vol 2
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS OF THE CENTURY, VOL2

Author:Gloria Naylor

This collection is a political, spiritual, and intensely personal record of America's tumultuous modern age by our foremost critics, commentators, activists, and artists. In her introduction to this volume, Joyce Carol Oates describes her project as "a search for the expression of personal experience within the historical, the individual talent within the tradition." Along with Robert Atwan, Oates has chosen a list of works that are both intimate and important, essays that take on subjects of profound and universal significance while retaining the power and spirit of a personal address

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Men of Brewster Place
MEN OF BREWSTER PLACE

Author:Gloria Naylor

In The Men of Brewster Place, the other side of the story of the residents of this decaying urban housing project is told, with the same rich grace, humor, and compassion that Naylor brought to The Women of Brewster Place. Some people you will meet when you read The Men of Brewster Place include: Brother Jerome: His blues speaks for everyone on Brewster Place. Basil: Instead of becoming the man his mother wanted him to be, his obsession with repaying his debt to her forces him to become a victim of his own devotion.

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Critical Perspectives
CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES
Past & Present

Author:Gloria Naylor

Ten or twelve years ago, the vanguard of the women's movement began exhorting the rest of us to pay attention to our relationships with other women: mothers, daughters, sisters, friends. How important those neglected bonds were, said representatives, how much of the actual substance of life they were. But it was hard, at first, for most women to see clearly the significance of those bonds; all our lives those relationships had been the backdrop, while the sexy, angry fireworks with men were the show

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Men of Brewster Place (Audio)
MEN OF BREWSTERS PLACE
4 Audio Cassettes

Author:Gloria Naylor



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