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Gloria Naylor


An American fiction writer and instructor, she is most widely known on her behalf relationship-themed novel, THE LADIES of Brewster Place (1982). Her various other works consist of Mama Time (1988) and Bailey’s Cafe (1992). She examined British at Brooklyn University. Her novel, THE LADIES of Brewster Place, gained the National Reserve Award. She was the brand new York-born little girl of Roosevelt McCain and Alberta McAlpin. THE LADIES of Brewster Place was converted to a film by Oprah Winfrey’s creation company.

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Full Name Gloria Naylor
Date Of Birth January 25, 1950
Died September 28, 2016, Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands
Place Of Birth New York
Profession Novelist
Education Yale University, Brooklyn College
Nationality American
Parents Roosevelt Naylor, Alberta McAlpin
Awards American Book Award, National Book Award for First Novel, Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Star Sign Aquarius

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1Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 130, pp. 299-303. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
2A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.



The Women of Brewster Place1989TV Movie novel

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1On experience: Time's passage through the memory is like molten glass that can be opaque or crystallize at any given moment at will; a thousand days are melted into one conversation, one glance, one hurt, and one hurt can be shattered and sprinkled over a thousand.

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