The Women of Brewster Place

The Women of Brewster Place

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140066906
  • 208 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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.
The Women of Brewster Place

The Women of Brewster Place

Gloria Naylor

Awards

National Book Award – winner
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