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Mama Day
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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. A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense.
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Reggie
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Told from 3 povs, we hear from Mama Day, a fierce matriarch, and star crossed lovers, Cocoa and George. This book is very special. The writing is Morrisonesque, I hate comparing writers but there I go. It‘s about all the things family does for each other out of love. George and Cocoa have one of the best he said/she said relationships I have ever read. There is a lot baking, talking to chickens named Clarissa and Cicero, and some hoodoo. It is👇🏼

Reggie 20 minutes later and my eyes are still wet from crying. Excuse me while I go bake something for my grandmother and send it to her. @Centique thanks for the rec! This and Potiki are definitely favorites of the year. 2y
batsy It sounds great 💜 I've always wanted to read her. 2y
Cathythoughts Great review ❤️💔 I have this one stacked already 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Sounds great 👍. Lovely review 2y
Centique I am so so SO pleased you liked it. YES! I love knowing that glorious grandma and great aunt are in your head as well as in mine! Boy, I cried too. So glad that Potiki has also stood out for you. Just like Julia Alvarez has become a favourite for me! 2y
Reggie @batsy @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm people at work laughed cause they knew me. But when I said I was sad because a character died in a book I had finished last night, they understood. I hope you ladies like it if you read it. (edited) 2y
hot Lovely 2y
Avanders Awww. This is a book that a good friend (and native New Mexican 😉) strongly recommended to me... seems I should get on that! 2y
ReadingEnvy One of my best schools from library school went to a.quaker boarding school for 9-12 and they read anything but dead white guys. This is the first book she insisted I read as her new friend. Truly great. 2y
Reggie @ReadingEnvy I feel grateful to Litsy for this reason most of all. I used to be a top 40/best sellers list kind of reader but because of all of you I‘ve expanded as a reader. Authors of color, from different countries, translated. There was so much more out there than I knew. 2y
Centique I think I‘m going to talk about this on @ReadingEnvy best of the year - just checking we‘re not going to double up @Reggie ? 😘 2y
Reggie @Centique sure go for it! ❤️I went with Tender is the Flesh. 2y
Reggie @Centique Hey, Paula, I sent you something in the mail today but the postal service couldn‘t even give me a vague outline when it might get there due to the pandemic so here‘s hoping for the end of the month to mid January. 🤞🏼 2y
Centique @Reggie that‘s so lovely of you Reggie. It doesn‘t matter when it arrives. I sent you some little things too but same - don‘t know when they‘ll get there - could be early could be late 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Reggie
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Rissreads Wow! ❤️ 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 “Owner of a lonely heart much better than a owner of a broken heart” I didn‘t agree with this song when I was young. Now I do. Lol 2y
Reggie @Rissreads it‘s sooo good!!! Even though I was walking around in a funk today because of it. 2y
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Reggie @JanuarieTimewalker13 and sometimes you can be with someone and STILL be lonely. I like that song though. It plays in my casino every so often. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yeah, I experienced that with a man in my past. He was remote. I‘m happy I didn‘t marry him. Instead I married someone who was affectionate yet full of drugs and I was so naive I didn‘t see the red flags, or so lonely I didn‘t want to...def a combo. Whatever. I‘m divorced more than 20 years, so that man is long gone. I told him if he loved me, he‘d stay away from me. Which was a good catch 22. He wasn‘t violent, at least. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Wait, do you work in a casino? Because I worked in a casino almost 30 years ago!!! 2 years of my life that was very well spent in terms of learning about humans. I could‘ve done without the second hand smoke, however. My casino had an excellent ventilation system, and at least I was able to sell the client coin and walk off. That job is clearly obsolete now, but it was fun. I was then promoted to high limit slots (in those days we had a $5 (edited) 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Carousel and that was considered high limit. Lol Now they have $100 machines...crazy. Dealers couldn‘t get away from smoke, I felt badly for them. 2y
Reggie @JanuarieTimewalker13 one of the benefits of Covid-19 for us right now is that you can no longer smoke in our casino which is great for us. And yes to learning about humans. Gambling is almost never for entertainment but more for distraction. They give us so much customer service training but what sometimes I wish they give us is how to help with grief. There‘s a lot of stories to be told by people who go to the casino. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s great!! I know AC is smoke free. True, people use gambling as an escape. Wow, the many conversations probably make you a quasi psychologist!! I remember begging a customer not to shut down her machine (she went to sell her car) to come back and gamble more. I can‘t remember her name. It was absolutely pathetic. On the flip side, I also had Andre Agassi at my carousel and that was cool. He played a little than left. My boss said 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I had the biggest smile on my face. Lol 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Can you believe casinos are smoke free but the board of my condo won‘t even survey the residents to see if we want our living space smoke free?? I‘m beside myself. I wrote a letter requesting this and it was voted down by board 4-3. Reggie, I‘m not going to give up 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 They should keep the casinos smoke free for the workers. There‘s an organization out of Cali called Americans for nonsmokers‘ Rights....ANR they help with these issues 2y
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Reggie
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@Centique just started but liking the writing so far. I like when she coulda just said I saw you picking roast beef outta your teeth but instead it becomes so much more.

Suet624 Did you read another book by this author? 2y
Reggie @Suet624 I have not but I hear great things about 2y
Suet624 This one that you‘re reading sounds interesting. Stacked. 2y
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kspenmoll The women of Brewster Place is good- I read it ages ago though. 2y
Centique Yay! Hope you like it. Women of Brewster Place is fantastic but completely different. I‘d say WOBP is her sharp sword of a book, her award winner, this one is a messy pup that‘ll snuggle into your heart and then nip you real hard. The first one made me gasp - this one I want to have move into my house. 😍 2y
802Librarian “Don‘t laugh- meat is meat.” 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Centique
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#bookreport

Two 5 star reads for me - they‘ve really made me excited about reading again after a bit of a slump. I‘m walking around with Mama Day talking in my head still! AND a rocky beach walk picture for you because I will never read enough in a week to fill in a square space 😂😂

TrishB They both look great 👍🏻 2y
TrishB And the rocky beach is gorgeous ❤️ 2y
rockpools We need more rocky beach pictures! 2y
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BarbaraJean Oh, I loved Mama Day! SUCH a good book. 2y
Centique @TrishB @rockpools thank you! I can certainly keep you supplied with rocky beach photos Rachel, they‘re all around me and I love walking them. Keeps me sane in these crazy times 🙏💕 2y
Centique @BarbaraJean Im going to have to read it again I think - I‘m so in love with her voice in my head! 2y
Cathythoughts Sounds great Paula ! Stacked 2y
Centique @Cathythoughts yay, I hope you‘ll love it Cathy 😘 2y
Cinfhen Ha!!! I love seeing your photos!!! Glad you enjoyed your reads 2y
Centique @Cinfhen 😘 glad to have you back - missed you even after one day off! 💕 2y
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Centique
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Phew. Just finished this & I feel bruised and battered. I picked this up because I loved Gloria Naylor‘s “The Women of Brewster Place”. This one is entirely different but also beautifully written. Mama Day is the daughter of the seventh son of a seventh son and has a “little gift” for the spiritual and magical. She is the wise woman of an island community of black Americans that somehow exists outside of state/national boundaries ⬇️

Centique The novel spends part of the time in Mama Day‘s world and part with her grand-neice, the last of the Day family, who lives in NY but whose story will bring the threads of their shared history back to light. Mama Day is fantastic - what a character 😍 And the town of Willow Springs is vibrant and eccentric and alive. A little spooky and ghostly - this would be a great October read for some Littens ⬇️ 2y
Centique It‘s a slow thoughtful start that whips up into a storm of plot and emotion before the end. 4.5 stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟PS There are jumps in POV each time there is a section break in the book (every couple of pages) - only got confused once but I know that can be an issue for some readers so fair warning. (edited) 2y
Ruthiella I also loved The Women of Brewster Place and have been meaning to read more from Naylor. 😀 2y
Centique @Ruthiella isn‘t that the most fantastic book? It blew me away. This isn‘t as perfect but Mama Day is one of the best characters I‘ve ever experienced. I‘ll have to read it again cos I enjoyed being in her head so much. 2y
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Tameeka
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I‘ll be squeezing in a few more pages of “Mama Day” and maybe some bookish podcasts 🎧 to celebrate 🎊

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Chrissyreadit
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1. Failing miserably. But determined to use the challenges to inspire me.
2. I probably should, but.
Thanks for the tag @wanderinglynn also your card arrived!!! It really made me smile. I will try to respond this weekend.
#twofortuesday
Anyone else want to play?

wanderinglynn Yay! So glad it arrived. I didn‘t know how long a letter would take. ☺️ 3y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊📚🤩 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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@TheAromaofBooks my July #bookspin - now I just have to read my June book spin 🤣😂

dylanisreading I love this image! 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife Loved The Queens Rising and The Sundown Motel and Well Met! (edited) 3y
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ The Downstairs Girl and The Penderwicks. (Plus I see lots more from my TBR list. 😊) 3y
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Gissy Me too. I will my June #BookSpin on July☺️We are almost there! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I haven't finished my June BookSpin either! 3y
NAM99 Ember in the Ashes is one of my favorites! 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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Seriously... no wonder I can‘t cull my TBR.

Amandajoy I can not see a number, but it‘s a safe bet mine is up there too 3y
MariaW Me too! 🙈 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Guilty 😣 3y
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Cortg Ugh! I just looked. 1.2K+ I should go through and see if I can/should take any away. I had no idea I had added that many! 3y
BookNAround I‘ve never moved my tbr list to Litsy because it‘s been out of control for decades and I don‘t want to have yet another place to maintain an up to date list. So mine just hangs out on Amazon, which works thanks to the wishlist search function! 3y
Deifio Well I like hiking up mountains so I don't see a problem 😉 3y
Book-Raptor My TBR on GoodReads is over 3,000 now 🤪 3y
Ruthiella I totally admire those readers who have a strict TBR policy! I can‘t do it myself. Hearing/reading about what others are reading is just too tempting. 😀 3y
Catherine_Willoughby Not finish counting but so far 250 books 😔 3y
Karkar If my true TBR was on Litsy it would be huge! I started keeping the TBR I do not own on Litsy and my total TBR on Goodreads. Helps me to not buy duplicates. 🤣📚🤣 3y
Gissy Ahhhh I just love Litsy! I'm totally supported by all these book hoarders like me☺️Are we book addicted! 😱Yes! I'm 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏I'm trying to read more books per month but depend on the length of the book and I have to pretend that I'm a social person sometimes.🤗I wish I could read faster☹️ 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Over 1500 and growing. The lockdown helped me to pull some from my mountain but I've bought a few already. 3y
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AshleyHoss820
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I wish I could express how good this book is. Mama Day is a force of nature. Reading Cocoa & George‘s story was bittersweet. But Mama Day and the people of Willow Island made hours feel like seconds. Mama Day must fight dark forces to save her great-niece. Is she powerful enough? A magical, engrossing tale that I am so glad I experienced. #MulticulturalLitClass

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Nebklvr
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Mama Day is a strong and powerful woman in a tiny, elderly body. The characters and atmosphere of this novel were so intense I kept slowing down my reading hoping to extend my time in their company on their tiny, otherworldly island. It is a place present but not controlled by any government entity. They are a people apart. The point of view shifts frequently and without much warning so that made it a bit challenging at times.

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Nebklvr
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I can‘t seem to find a movie based on this book. Surely SOMEONE has made it into a movie!!

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Chrissyreadit
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I completely messed up my submission for the blitsyswap and it never went through. To cheer myself up I ordered the above books.
I have to admit- I‘m pretty excited about them!

BarbaraJean Ooooh, Mama Day is SO good!! 3y
Deblovestoread I didn‘t know the Dread Nation sequel was out. Need to get on that! 😊 3y
Chrissyreadit @Kdgordon88 Feb 4! Pre order 🥰 3y
Chelleo Check your email. 3y
Chrissyreadit @Chelleo responded! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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flying_monkeys
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“I was never in that camp of a night out with someone is better than a night alone. I was someone, and there was always something to do with me.” - Gloria Naylor, Mama Day

#QuotsyMar19 #solitude @TK-421
#magicalrealism #ownvoices

When Cocoa said the above line, I was like, YESSS!! She‘s strong, independent, refuses to settle for less, all while keeping an eye out for a man who respects her and accepts her as-is.

Full review on GR:

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MoniqueReads305
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MoniqueReads305
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After settling my nerves and preparing myself for whatever emotional devastation Gloria Naylor has ready for me. I think I'm finally ready to continue.

#amreading #currentlyreading

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MoniqueReads305
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That moment you realize that an author had just set you up to get your heart broken...

I'm trying to get myself ready, but I know this is going to hurt.

Reggie Omg, this was me right at the end of The Hunger Games. Did you really just make us care for all these people to make us watch them die?!!!!😭 4y
MoniqueReads305 @Reggie Isn't it cruel. I'm all 😍 about this relationship only to realize that this is going to be a tragedy. 4y
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Weaponxgirl
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This was sold to me as like new on Amazon marketplace, I'm rather unhappy

DGRachel I would be, too. I‘ve discovered that some shops have very different ideas of used book classifications than I do. 😡 5y
Weaponxgirl @DGRachel worst thing is I'm tolerant of a lot of things but writing in the book is not one of them! Also, why lie? Waiting for a reply from the seller but I shall let Amazon know I'm not happy with the seller mislabelling things regardless of outcome 5y
EloisaJames That‘s happened to me too. But can I say—I love love that novel? It‘s so complex and took me 2 reads to get a sense of it but it‘s stayed with me. 5y
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Weaponxgirl @EloisaJames I've been looking forward to reading it so much! It made it worse, since I cracked it open like woo I'm gonna start this baby now 😢 5y
Weaponxgirl @DGRachel @EloisaJames they have said I'm getting a full refund and to keep the book. I don't think I can read a book with loads of notes in it unfortunately. I don't know what to do with it now 5y
EloisaJames @Weaponxgirl I‘d give it away and get another one. I can‘t read books with marks in. 5y
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BooksForEmpathy
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Eating dinner and trying to decide July book club picks! I‘ve gotten it narrowed down to these two. Which one would YOU choose!?

LaraReads Halfway through Circe right now & loving it! 5y
Eyelit I‘d choose Mama Day 5y
Skygoddess1 I loved Mama Day when I read it. Circe is on my TBR as I keep hearing great things and love mythology 5y
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Notafraidofwords I loved Circe ! 5y
saresmoore It‘s really no contest for me—Circe! 5y
BooksForEmpathy @Notafraidofwords @saresmoore I trust you both! The choice is obvious now!! Thank you 😘😘😘. 5y
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LMJenkins
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MelissaS Mama Day is so fantastic!! Enjoy this great group you chose! 5y
ephemeralwaltz I've been meaning to read Naylor! 5y
PictureandBook And just finished Sing Unburied Sing 5y
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MelissaS
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The tagged book is on my all-time favorites list. But all these others have been great reads, too. #blackwriters #bookstagram #riotgrams @bookriot

Wilkie Great collection! 5y
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thereadingwomen
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Some of the best books we‘ve ever read have been set in the American South - and they‘re often overlooked. Which is why we included it as a category in the #ReadingWomenChallenge. One of our favorites is Gloria Naylor's MAMA DAY. Based off of THE TEMPEST, this novel is a family saga set on the Georgia coast and filled with all sorts of mysteries. Head over to our GoodReads group for more recs.

UrsulaMonarch Sounds like a good follow up for having recently read 5y
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BrownGirlReading
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I'm currently reading Mama Day by the great Gloria Naylor. She is missed in the literary world.

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Mugu
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This made me laugh out loud. Loving this narrator Ophelia, I wish I had as much spunk as her. Naming my first born daughter Ophelia. I'm sorry hunny, but I named you after fictionalized characters in books/Shakespeare's plays.

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stargazerblue49
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Convinced the hubs to go to the HPB near us because it's closing. Luckily, as we found out, they found a new building down the street to lease and will be back in the near future! Didn't stop me rom grabbing some Butler, Naylor, ToMo, and an Unberto Eco to add to my ever-growing stash! 📚📚📚

Suet624 😂😂😂👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6y
Sace 😂😂 glad to hear it's a move and not a permanent closing. 6y
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BookishFeminist
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Today was a good #BookMail day! 📬🎉

Gloria Naylor passed away last year and I realized I've only read one of her books, somehow missing the one I'm most interested in. Mama Day is a retelling of The Tempest that involves mythology, lore, magic, African lore, and discussions of slavery and race. Can't wait to read this!!

ReadingEnvy I loved this one! 6y
beaniebankbeth Wut. Stacked. 6y
Notafraidofwords I'm so in! 6y
whatthelog Whoa! 6y
Avidreader6 Definitely need to read this. 6y
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LitSidekick
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This story draws on Shakespeare's tragedies (we've got Miranda and Ophelia) but it is distinctly a Southern Black tale. And for anyone participating in the @bookriot #readharderchallenge2017, all of the POV characters in this book are people of color.

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Avid_Layla
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Powerful. Magical. Loving.

What more can I say? Mama Day brought me to tears.

ReadingEnvy So good! 6y
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Peterdamien
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This week's class book is MAMA DAY, which I've read before and which is amazing. I recommend it especially if you were a fan of the movie BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. They share some DNA.

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GoneFishing
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Time is a funny thing. I was always puzzled with the way a single day could stretch itself out to the point of eternity in your mind, all while years melted down into the fraction of a second.

SusanInTiburon ❤️ 6y
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LitsyFeministBookClub
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So happy to see all of the enthusiasm for AMERICANAH! We can't wait to discuss it next week! (Details TBA)

WHAT SHOULD WE READ NEXT MONTH?

🎃 Oct 15–Nov 15

👻 I've included options outside the official Lemonade syllabus that also fit the theme

🎃 This is preliminary voting—I'll narrow it down to the most popular & we'll vote on a final pick later this week

💀 SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BD86FHT

Questions & suggestions? Ask below!

AmberJoy I feel like I checked off all the books basically lol 6y
LitsyFeministBookClub @AmberJoy LOL that's just fine! Even though I know we won't get to them all, you'll have a killer TBR now! 6y
TheNextBook Done! That list was everything. I need to open the list again and stack some more! 6y
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AshleyS Im not going to participate with the discussion of Americanah because I read it last year and my memory is fuzzy, but I took the survey to participate in the next book. I hope that is ok 6y
InLibrisVeritas Such a great list to choose from! 6y
ultrabookgeek That list is amazing. Need to stack all those books!!! 6y
rachelm Totally @AshleyS! 6y
Carolyn11215 I want to read them all!!! 6y
sparklemotion Very excited for the Americanah discussion! 6y
reneelyons I read My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due last year and absolutely loved it - I'd love to read something else by her! 6y
BookishFeminist @reneelyons Tananarive Due is so good! I haven't read My Soul to Keep yet, but I am in the middle of The Good House audiobook right now and loving it! Ghost Summer is also amazing! 6y
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Gloria Naylor
1950 - 2016

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autumnprivett
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Reposting from @thereadingwomen
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RIP #GloriaNaylor. Thanks for sharing your stories with us.

ReadingEnvy Oh wow she is so wonderful. I loved 6y
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thereadingwomen
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RIP Gloria Naylor. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. ❤️

HotCocoaReads Beautiful! 6y
MCYmermaid I was very sad to learn of her death. 6y
Leftcoastzen Beautiful writer! Her humanity always shined through. She will be missed 6y
ChaChaReads One of my heroes! Thanks for the art, Lioness. Rest well and rise up singing. ❤️ 6y
Mrs.TeacherLady My students just read one of her essays. ❤️ beautiful words from a beautiful soul 6y
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kdwinchester
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RIP Gloria Naylor

You opened my heart to world I will never totally understand but will always love. Though originally about one of her characters, I feel this quote describes Naylor as the literary goddess she was. ❤️📚

LindsayReads NOOOOOOOOOOO 😣 6y
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BookishFeminist
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RIP Gloria Naylor. 🌹

Thank you for so eloquently sharing your stories and the stories of so many others. May we all continue to learn from and be inspired by your work. Heartbroken. 💔

NovelGirl82 😢 6y
moranadatter 💔You chose a wonderful quote though. 6y
Books.a.Lot Oh no! Mama Day coaxed me back into reading when I was going through a major dry spell during college. She opened my eyes in a lot of ways. 😞 6y
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CherylDeFranceschi
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RIP Gloria Naylor. 1950-2016

BookishFeminist 💔💔💔💔 this is heartbreaking. What an amazing writer. 6y
CherylDeFranceschi @BookishFeminist She really was. And a true feminist! I love The Women of Brewster Place so much! 6y
BookishFeminist I just put up a quote as well and didn't even realize until now I picked the same quote as you did. These really are such fitting words. I love her stuff & she really was a true feminist and kindhearted woman. A couple of her books are on the lemonade syllabus & I'm looking forward to reading them with folks. 6y
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BooksForEmpathy
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Some of my TBR for October! Finished my first big exam (results in 2 months 😫) and now we are packing! Any that you've read? I am trying decide what to bring for our upcoming trip to Seoul, Tokyo, and Chiang Mai!! Help please!!!!!!!

TripleS Dark Matter was REALLY good! Enjoy! 6y
LeahBergen Geek Love is super bizarre! 6y
marixa Yeah, I have to agree that Geek Love would be a cool and bizarre thing to read while traveling. 6y
[DELETED] 3558467437 Dark Matter!! 6y
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ruthemmielang
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Mehso-so

Loved the Willow Springs chapters but couldn't connect to the stuff set in New York. I kind of wished the whole book took place from Mama Day's perspective.

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It seems like God reached way down into his box of paints, found the purest reds, the deepest purples, and a dab of midnight blue, then just kinda trailed his fingers along the curve of the horizon and let 'em all bleed down. And when them streaks of color hit the hush-a-by green of the marsh grass with the blue of The Sound behind 'em, you ain't never had to set foot in a church to know you looking at a living prayer.

kdwinchester 😻😻😻 6y
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thereadingwomen
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Today we're continuing our conversation about Southern literature. Download the latest episode and then let us know your thoughts. If you post a photo of these or other Southern lit books and tag us in it, we will repost our favorites this week.
#southernlit

EloisaJames Mama Day is an utterly brilliant novel--better for each rereading. I teach it in Shakespeare Rewritten, and students are always blown away. (It's a rewriting of The Tempest) 6y
thereadingwomen @EloisaJames I had forgotten that it was a retelling. Thanks for the reminder. 😊 6y
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Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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MAMA DAY by Gloria Naylor. My standby book recommendation. Do yourself a favour and read it ASAP. Be ready to have your heart broken... maybe even 'literally.' (You'll find out why later...)

Suzze Just got it! 6y
MrBook A bit belatedly but welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 6y
amanda.meadows.1989 @MrBook Thanks for the welcome! I love it here already!! 😎🎉 6y
MrBook 😊👏🏻🙌🏻 6y
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Suzze
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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I am on a book buying moratorium.....so it doesn't count if I got 2 FREE books, right? (Paperback Swap)

Laura317 Nope! 6y
PurpleyPumpkin Never!😉 6y
Coleen I love PBS! The majority of my audiobooks come from there. 6y
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Crysboehne Gah! Mama Day! 6y
Betty Are you still on PBS??? I left it 6y
Suzze @Betty I still have credits, otherwise they rarely have anything I want. 6y
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thereadingwomen
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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This is one of our favorite #quotes from MAMA DAY.

Learn more about Gloria Naylor and Carson McCullers in our About the Authors post on our blog! https://tmblr.co/ZHrIZl2C4Xqsx

#MeettheAuthors #GloriaNaylor #CarsonMcCullers #Women_writers

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thereadingwomen
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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The Reading Women #podcast is finally on Litsy!! We're at the end of our month focusing on female writers of color, and today for #recommendsday we have a blog post of recs we didn't have time to mention in our last couple of podcasts. Of course, one of our book recs is MAMA DAY, an intense novel laced with magical realism and folklore. 😍 http://ht.ly/Jkk3302FX3Y
#weneeddiversebooks #womenwriters

Chessa Sweeeeeeet! :D 7y
Peterdamien Such an amazing, cool book. The language and setting reminded me of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," but Mama Day was definitely a thing all its own 7y
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autumnprivett
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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I first read this book in grad school and I'm still amazed by the beautiful word imagery. In the style of the Tempest, we learn about Cocoa, her husband George, and a strange hex. A must-read. #recommendsday
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Aleida I saw this and thought, "I will survive" 7y
autumnprivett @Aleida That's a perfect song for this book! 7y
Aleida Haha, Gloria Gaynor's song 7y
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kdwinchester
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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My most treasured bookmarks for #FunFridayPhoto day!!! My mom is the closest you can get to being a professional scrapbooker/cardmaker, so I commissioned her to make bookmarks for the founding members of my book club. (You can see Dylan's teeth marks on the blue one. 😒) Much love to my fellow book club members @autumnprivett , @Jwaycaster , @mcorneli !!! #FriendshipToTheMax

SecretLivesOfFictionLovers Ohhh they are fabulous! 7y
kdwinchester @SecretLivesOfFictionLovers Thank you! My mom is so talented! (And I am, of course, completely unbiased. 😋) 7y
britt_brooke So pretty! 7y
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LitHousewife Gorgeous! 7y
moranadatter Wow! 😍 7y
Donna_sBookMinute These are absolutely gorgeous! 7y
TheWellReadOwl Lovely! 7y
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callunakeep
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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Bailedbailed

Have to bail on this audiobook. I cannot understand a word the narrator says! This one will have to read old school: on paper or kindle! 😝

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callunakeep
Mama Day | Gloria Naylor
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Dowloading Mama Day as my next audiobook....synopsis indicates potential..