The Women of Brewster Place is Gloria Naylor's first novel published in 1982, dealing with issues of race, femininity, love and homosexuality. The book is comprised of seven stories centering around seven different African American women. Though each story focuses on a different woman, there is substantial overlap and characters appear in each others' stories. The stories depict the struggles and successes of women of color, their friendships and love lives.

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