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  • Bailey's Cafe

    By Gloria Naylor

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679748212
    • Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries
    • Published: August 1993
    Welcome to Bailey's Cafe, where the food may not be much but the ambience is graced by myth and magic. The cafe is home to Sadie, the lady-like alcoholic with a mania for cleanliness; to Sweet Esther, who caters to unspeakable appetites in a nearby 'boarding house,' taking payment only in white roses; and to Mariam, the Ethiopian child who may be the bearer of a miracle. Gloria Naylor's breathtaking novel is an enthralling fusion of lives whose courage, mystery, and humor suggest nothign less than a blues tapestry of America.. 229p.
  • Bailey's Cafe

    By Gloria Naylor

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780151104505
    • Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
    • Published: September 1992
    A motley group of misfits takes on a magical aura at Bailey's Cafe as each character describes his or her motivations, desires, obsessions, and idiosyncracies
  • Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers

    By Gloria Naylor

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316599238
    • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY
    • Published: February 1997
    In 1969, Little, Brown and Company published The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, edited by Langston Hughes - the classic compendium of African-American short fiction from 1897 to 1967. Now, a quarter of a century later, 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. The stories are more than testimonies of the long battle for survival. From a young woman's struggles with her barren faith in Alice Walker's lyrical 'The Diary of an African Nun' to an innocent man's involvement in a horrifying act of violence in Ann Petry's 'The Witness', they are, as Naylor states in her introduction, 'examples of affirmation: of memory, of history, of family, of being'. They are stories for all of us 'at the beginning: of mankind as a species; of America as a nation; of the African-American as a full citizen'. 592p. Pap.
  • Linden Hills

    By Gloria Naylor

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140088298
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 1986
    Not far - but a world away - from Brewster Place lies Linden Hills. With its showcase homes, elegant lawns, and other trappings of wealth, it is not unlike other affluent black communities. But residence in this community is indisputable evidence of 'making it.' Although no one knows what the precise qualifications are, everyone knows that only certain people get to live there - and that they want to be among them, and to have that house on Tupelo Drive! But, no one notices that the property on the Drive goes back on sale so quickly; no one questions why there are always vacancies at Linden Hills. This novel about the American dream reveals more than one might have suspected. 304p.
  • Mama Day

    By Gloria Naylor

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679721819
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 1989
    Timeless yet indelibly authentic, Mama Day is set on the Georgia sea island of Willow Springs, where people still use only herbal medicine and honor ancestors who came over as slaves. One Willow Springs lives Mama Day, a matriarch who can call up lightning storms and see secrets in her dreams. But all of her powers are tested when her great-niece, a stubbornly emancipated woman, finds her life and soul in danger from the island's darker forces. 311p.
  • The Women of Brewster Place

    By Gloria Naylor

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140066906
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: June 1983
    (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction Series). First published in 1983, winner of the American Book Award for first fiction. This novel in seven stories weaves the truths and the myths of seven women living in BrewsterPlace, a bleak inner-city sanctuary, a place that in turn threatens and protects. 'A remarkable literary accomplishment and a contemporary classic.' 192p. Pap.

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