Today, Sara and Chelsey gush about a new favorite novel-in-short-stories: The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor. We focus on Naylor’s memorable prose and mastery of structure, avoiding spoilers so you can listen before reading. Plus, as always, we offer six contemporary pairings that capture similar themes, featuring short story collections and well-crafted memoirs.
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The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor (Amazon)
The Men of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor (Amazon)
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead (Amazon)
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Amazon)
- The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom (Amazon)
- The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw (Amazon)
- Seven Days in June by Tia Williams (Amazon)
- Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor (Amazon)
- Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz (Amazon)
- Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey (Amazon)