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by Gloria Naylor


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Her first novel, The Women of Brewster Place, won the American Book Award and the National Book Award for first novel in 1983. It was adapted into a two-part television movie in 1989. Her other novels include Linden Hills, Mama Day, Bailey's Café, and The Men of Brewster Place. She died of heart failure on September 28, 2016 at the age of 66. Библиографические данные.

Bailey's Café (Paperback). Published August 31st 1993 by Vintage. Published December 1st 1993 by Thorndike Press. Large Print, Paperback, 327 pages. Paperback, 240 pages. Author(s): Gloria Naylor.

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He had made a small fortune as a tea and spice dealer, rolled that into a larger fortune through some shrewd real-estate investments, and split off part of that into railroad, steamship, and oil stocks

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Moving with the rhythm and grace of the blues, the evocative and poignant stories of the wounded and exiled denizens of a 1940s diner capture the pathos, power, and humor of the human spirit. (General Fiction).

Bailey's Cafe (Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0816157204

ISBN: 0816157200

Author: Gloria Naylor

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: United States

Language: English

Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Large Print edition (December 1, 1993)

Pages: 327 pages

ePUB size: 1908 kb

FB2 size: 1977 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 407

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Welen
To be honest, I found getting through this novel hard going, although I did finish it. Not that it wasn't technically well written, and not that the idea of relating the life stories of several people who patronised Bailey's cafe and ended at Eve's whorehouse wasn't original in its concept, but the author was trying to be too clever by far. I got the impression Ms Naylor was aiming for a very different writing style and it just wasn't pulled off. The author was constantly changing speakers within each chapter, frequently without a hint of warning. So I constantly found myself stopping in the middle of a paragraph and going back to reread it, just to find out who was now doing the talking. Thus, any sympathy the author might have been trying to achieve for each character got destroyed with the very distracting and frustrating chapter layout. There is one story about a once privileged black man turned bouncer and cleaning lady in Eve's establishment (go figure that idea), but basically the book is filled with stories about prostitutes and their earlier abusive situations. Unfortunately, their stories lost their pathos as I was so busy deciphering paragraphs. Plus, each story was tied to the others in a very loose manner, which caused the ending to have no significance whatsoever. This is a pity because Naylor seems to write very well when being straightforward.
Welen
To be honest, I found getting through this novel hard going, although I did finish it. Not that it wasn't technically well written, and not that the idea of relating the life stories of several people who patronised Bailey's cafe and ended at Eve's whorehouse wasn't original in its concept, but the author was trying to be too clever by far. I got the impression Ms Naylor was aiming for a very different writing style and it just wasn't pulled off. The author was constantly changing speakers within each chapter, frequently without a hint of warning. So I constantly found myself stopping in the middle of a paragraph and going back to reread it, just to find out who was now doing the talking. Thus, any sympathy the author might have been trying to achieve for each character got destroyed with the very distracting and frustrating chapter layout. There is one story about a once privileged black man turned bouncer and cleaning lady in Eve's establishment (go figure that idea), but basically the book is filled with stories about prostitutes and their earlier abusive situations. Unfortunately, their stories lost their pathos as I was so busy deciphering paragraphs. Plus, each story was tied to the others in a very loose manner, which caused the ending to have no significance whatsoever. This is a pity because Naylor seems to write very well when being straightforward.
Whitestone
This book left me sad. I'm not sure I understood all of the symbolism, actually, I am sure I didn't. It is surreal in character, and I have never been great with melting clocks. After completing the book I read some of the old reviews. One suggested that Bailey's Cafe needed to be read and digested slowly, and I think that is true. I probably read it too fast, and all the characters started to run together, too similar to one another to keep straight. I don't remember feeling so confused when I read Faulkner many years ago. His characters could also be depressing, but his artistry was always uplifting. I should probably read B.C. again, if I want to really appreciate it, but I doubt that I will. There are other books beckoning.
Whitestone
This book left me sad. I'm not sure I understood all of the symbolism, actually, I am sure I didn't. It is surreal in character, and I have never been great with melting clocks. After completing the book I read some of the old reviews. One suggested that Bailey's Cafe needed to be read and digested slowly, and I think that is true. I probably read it too fast, and all the characters started to run together, too similar to one another to keep straight. I don't remember feeling so confused when I read Faulkner many years ago. His characters could also be depressing, but his artistry was always uplifting. I should probably read B.C. again, if I want to really appreciate it, but I doubt that I will. There are other books beckoning.
Phobism
This was our Book Club selection this month. I read many years ago when it first came out. I found it more intriging the second time around.
Baily's Cafe is a mystical and all that come through its doors have a story to tell; all are heart breaking, full of pain, yet survival. They don't come for the food. Bailey is the first to tell you, "it's awful." But Bailey lends a listening ear and his patrons seek the comfort of the cafe. All are there, in limbo, until they find the redemption they seek or walk out the back door.
Naylor's writing is pitch perfect and her characters are compelling. Don't expect a happy ending wrapped up in a bow because as Bailey explains about the day to day interactions at the cafe, "this is lif."
Phobism
This was our Book Club selection this month. I read many years ago when it first came out. I found it more intriging the second time around.
Baily's Cafe is a mystical and all that come through its doors have a story to tell; all are heart breaking, full of pain, yet survival. They don't come for the food. Bailey is the first to tell you, "it's awful." But Bailey lends a listening ear and his patrons seek the comfort of the cafe. All are there, in limbo, until they find the redemption they seek or walk out the back door.
Naylor's writing is pitch perfect and her characters are compelling. Don't expect a happy ending wrapped up in a bow because as Bailey explains about the day to day interactions at the cafe, "this is lif."
Hǻrley Quinn
This book is well written and wise. It’s a strange world, the world of Bailey’s Cafe, but through the patrons, the author creates a complex and nuanced portrait of complex and nuanced characters.
Hǻrley Quinn
This book is well written and wise. It’s a strange world, the world of Bailey’s Cafe, but through the patrons, the author creates a complex and nuanced portrait of complex and nuanced characters.
Ionzar
i found this book in '95 while window shopping. i read it and fell in love with ms naylor's style. since then,i picked it up at least once a year, and it was always fresh. then my copy went missing from my shelf. couldn't find copy at my local book store. when amazon came out with the kindle, my son gave me the second version of it for christmas. by the way, this was and hasn't been topped, the best gift ever. so i keep looking for a kindle version. i miss the cafe and want to revisit soon....
Ionzar
i found this book in '95 while window shopping. i read it and fell in love with ms naylor's style. since then,i picked it up at least once a year, and it was always fresh. then my copy went missing from my shelf. couldn't find copy at my local book store. when amazon came out with the kindle, my son gave me the second version of it for christmas. by the way, this was and hasn't been topped, the best gift ever. so i keep looking for a kindle version. i miss the cafe and want to revisit soon....
nailer
The author certainly is talented, but the structure was confusing and really didn’t add anything. Each character’s tale was more depressing than the previous one. Forced myself to finish it, hoping for redemption somewhere, but it was ultimately disappointing.
nailer
The author certainly is talented, but the structure was confusing and really didn’t add anything. Each character’s tale was more depressing than the previous one. Forced myself to finish it, hoping for redemption somewhere, but it was ultimately disappointing.
fire dancer
What a sad, magical, glorious, heartbreaking story. I was enthralled by it from page one. Gloria Nayor does an amazing job with this one.
fire dancer
What a sad, magical, glorious, heartbreaking story. I was enthralled by it from page one. Gloria Nayor does an amazing job with this one.
My favorite book by Ms. Naylor. Her writing lets you know she has spent time with people, and can illustrate them in a way we understand.
My favorite book by Ms. Naylor. Her writing lets you know she has spent time with people, and can illustrate them in a way we understand.