I'm one of those people who love to follow the book awards. Like the Nobel Peace Prize in literature, the Pulitzer, the Man Booker Prize, and the National Book Award. The books that win these awards are always so amazing that I'm never disappointed. And as a the winner of the National Book Award in 1982, 'The Women of Brewster Place' completely blew me away! The writing is beautifully fluid and glorious. I just couldn't get enough. I read this book in less than 2 days that's how strong it got to me. And even though the book is thin, only clocking in at 192 pages, it is packed full of heart-breaking emotions that run the gamut from disappointment and despair to love and joy and hope!
As a young woman I can remember as clear as day the remarkable t.v. movie that was created from this book. And I have to say as someone who normally believes that the book is always better than the movie, this book is so amazing that nothing is left on the page that doesn't make it to the screen. Even if you've never seen the movie, the writing in this book is so clear and detailed that you can imagine everything that happens as if you're actually watching a movie. It's crazy. I don't think I've ever read a book that is so accessible and believable. Where the characters are people you know or could know. And where places like Brewster Place actually exist.
I loved reading this book. I would recommend it to everyone. Buy it immediately.
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