Brewster Place is a blind alley feeding into a dead end. Seven women have made their way there, each with her own story, her own goals and dreams. Each experiences, fights against—and sometimes transcends—the fate of black women in America today. The women of Brewster Place are "hard-edged, soft-centered, brutally demanding, and easily pleased." In their stories, Gloria Naylor has created a community of women that has touched thousands of readers across the country.