The Women of Brewster Place (Gloria Naylor)

“Reminiscences of old, dried-over pains were no consolation in the face of this. They had the effect of cold beads of water on a hot iron — they danced and fizzled up while the room stank from their steam.”

“Reminiscences of old, dried-over pains were no consolation in the face of this. They had the effect of cold beads of water on a hot iron — they danced and fizzled up while the room stank from their steam.”

U.S.A. / 1982

Very sad about the recent passing of Gloria Naylor, an accomplished and incredibly talented writer. The Women of Brewster Place was her very first novel - it won a National Book Award and was adapted into a television show. This novel was praised mainly for its depiction of Black female sisterhood, community and friendship. This quote shows that she was a truly gifted wordsmith. I've only featured Linden Hills by her, a few months ago, but TWBP is her true masterpiece. Rest in peace, Gloria Naylor. Your words will always be with us. 💕🙏🏾

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