Book Reviews of The Women of Brewster Place (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series)

The Women of Brewster Place (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series)
The Women of Brewster Place - Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series
Author: Gloria Naylor
ISBN-13: 9780613176149
ISBN-10: 0613176146
Publication Date: 10/1999
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
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Helpful Score: 3
...a powerful portrayal of seven black women living in a bleak inner-city neighborhood. Author Gloria Naylor reveals the cruelty of their lives without sacrificing their strengths and their hearts.
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Helpful Score: 2
Chronicles the lives of several women living on Brewster Place--how then ended up there and the forging of friendships among them. You won't forget this book!
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Helpful Score: 2
A beautiful, important book. Good writing like this has the power to change the world by opening hearts to truth. Well worth reading!
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Helpful Score: 1
Been a while since I've read this, but I recall it as a well-written, poignant look into the lives of women brought together by the street on which they live. Reminded me of Amy Tan, just a bit.
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A NOVEL IN SEVEN STORIES
"Naylor creates a completely believable, and very frightening, world of degradation, violence, and human, very human, courage and sturdiness."--Chicago Sun-Times
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A modern classic of women's lives, making meaning out of degradation and pain.
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Here is another book I would have enjoyed more if I had read it back in my teens. I loved the way the stories were weaved together, each character connected to the other in some large or small way creating a sense of community. Naylor includes a lesbian couple at Brewster and am always happy to see gays and lesbians given a voice in black literature. However, the book has a Lifetime Movie Channel (which I also enjoyed as a teen) feel about it that I find kind of cheesy as an adult.
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From the back cover:
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.

I enjoyed the book.
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This is a good book. Small vignettes from different perspective from women in a neighborhood, and how their stories converge.
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Great book - shows struggles and hopes of American Black women.
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A very interesting read.
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Gloria Naylor has a beautiful gift with words. This is a must read for every American woman.