Gloria Naylor


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in New York, The United States
January 25, 1950

Died
September 28, 2016

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Gloria Naylor was an African-American novelist whose most popular work, The Women of Brewster Place, was made into a 1984 film starring Oprah Winfrey.

Naylor won the National Book Award for first fiction in 1983 for The Women of Brewster Place. Her subsequent novels included Linden Hills, Mama Day and Bailey's Cafe. In addition to her novels, Naylor wrote essays and screenplays, as well as the stage adaptation of Bailey's Cafe. Naylor also founded One Way Productions, an independent film company, and was involved in a literacy program in the Bronx.

A native New Yorker, Gloria Naylor was a graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale University. She was distinguished with numerous honors, including Scholar-in-Residence, the University of Pennsylvania
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Average rating: 4.14 · 36,456 ratings · 1,928 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Women of Brewster Place

4.17 avg rating — 18,682 ratings — published 1982 — 37 editions
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Mama Day

4.18 avg rating — 9,694 ratings — published 1988 — 23 editions
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Bailey's Café

4.02 avg rating — 3,890 ratings — published 1992 — 22 editions
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Linden Hills

4.04 avg rating — 2,466 ratings — published 1985 — 12 editions
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The Men of Brewster Place

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Children of the Night: The ...

4.11 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Conversations with Gloria N...

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The Meanings of a Word

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Gloria Naylor Reads The Wom...

4.40 avg rating — 5 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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