Books by Gloria Naylor

THE MEN OF BREWSTER PLACE by Gloria Naylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1998

"Unimaginative, maudlin commercial fiction from one of the most overrated writers around. (First printing of 200,000; author tour)"
The inevitable sequel to Naylor's unaccountably successful The Women of Brewster Place (1982) is comprised, like its predecessor, of a collection of linked portraits of the inhabitants of the urban housing project denoted by its title. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"In style, voice, temper, and tone, then, a wonderfully diverse contribution to the renaissance in black short-story writing."
Prize-winning novelist Naylor has assembled an impressive collection of 41 contemporary African-American stories that range in subject matter across black history. Read full book review >
BAILEY'S CAFE by Gloria Naylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A richly melodic telling of sad tales—of innocence outraged and civilization smothered—and, again, as in Naylor's Mama Day (1988) and Linden Hills (1985), with a satiric glint and a generous dollop of the supernatural, plus the chill of apocalyptic voices."
Here, Naylor's limbo, peopled by tortured beings ``at the hopeless crossroads of [their] lives,'' is a darkly lyrical, both sad and warming, psychic way-station—an American backstreet cafe with terrible food, no cheering camaraderie, and a door that empties into nowhere—or, even scarier, Somewhere. Read full book review >