Mama Day by Gloria Naylor


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.

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A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense, this book “resonates with genuine excitement … a big, strong, admirable novel” (New York Times Book Review).

On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island’s darker forces.

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