Gloria Naylor

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Gloria Naylor

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January 25, 1950

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Gloria Naylor (b. January 25, 1950 in New York City) is an African American novelist. Her novel The Women of Brewster Place was adapted into a 1989 film of the same name by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions.

She was the first child to Roosevelt Naylor and Alberta McAlpin and in 1963 moved to Queens with her family. She joined the Jehovah's Witnesses in 1968. She believes she has been subject to mind control.


Average rating: 4.07 · 20,431 ratings · 876 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
The Women of Brewster Place
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 10,700 ratings — published 1982 — 22 editions
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Mama Day
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 5,622 ratings — published 1988 — 15 editions
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Bailey's Cafe
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,981 ratings — published 1992 — 14 editions
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Linden Hills
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,200 ratings — published 1985 — 6 editions
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The Men of Brewster Place: ...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 347 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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2.85 of 5 stars 2.85 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Children of the Night: The ...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Gloria Naylor: Critical Per...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Conversations with Gloria N...
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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Gloria Naylor Reads The Wom...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1988
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“The music in his laughter had a way of rounding off the missing notes in her soul.”
Gloria Naylor, Linden Hills

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.”
Gloria Naylor

“But I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.”
Gloria Naylor
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