finished reading

 These connected stories are poignant, challenging, searing, and human. I could feel the struggle and resignation of the characters.

From the publisher:
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. Vulnerable and resilient, openhanded and openhearted, these women forge their lives in a place that in turn threatens and protects - a common prison and a shared home. Adapted into a 1989 ABC miniseries starring Oprah Winfrey, The Women of Brewster Place is a contemporary classic - and a touching and unforgettable read.

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

I read this book a million years ago. I really liked the character of Mattie back then. I appreciated how stabilizing she was for the young women. I should give the book another look because I bet today I'm as old or older than Mattie was for most of the book.