Mama Day

Mama Day

A fascinating novel that reworks elements of Shakespeare's The Tempest. 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 islan...

Title:Mama Day
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780679721819
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    Mama Day Reviews

  • leynes

    Bow down, bitches. My favorite novel of the year has emerged. Initially, I didn't even think I would enjoy Mama Day that much; crazy to think that within a span of three days this wonderful novel has ...

  • Alicia Beale

    For me, Naylor does the type of magical realism that I can understand. She brings in elements of country lore and mysticalism mixes it with real world stoytelling. When people believe in magic strong ...

  • Janet

    When someone asks me what my favorite book is, or wants to know what to read next - I always talk about this book first. Not science fiction or fantasy - so more accessible to my more mainstream readi...

  • Rebecca

    Every August I read this book from cover to cover. Island magic, the bonds of family, and the power of the past haunt this book.This is the first year that I truly understood why George needed to brin...

  • Robert Jr.

    A work of genius. Naylor's tremendous intellect and ability to create art are on full display here. These characters are so diligently and delicately rendered that you love them, fear them, miss them,...

  • Laura

    Wow. I could not put this book down -- started out a bit piecy and confusing, but as the plot progressed I found myself reading with one eye open as I fell asleep at night just to soak in more of the ...

  • Jessie

    Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day was a small homecoming, a spiritual event, a celebration of black women and their power, a love story, and a lesson in being your better self. About a woman, the descendent ...

  • Dominique

    Simply incredible.There are so many sides to a story, it’s not about right or wrong. It’s about love and what we’d do for it. And the love of family is paramount. The magical realism in this boo...

  • Margaret

    This was a really mixed read for me. On the one hand, Naylor writes a wonderful, hilarious character in Mama Day, a 90-year-old respected healer on the small Georgia island she lives on. She and her s...

  • Amanda

    Re-read 11/25/19-4/12/20Re-read for book club 7/4- /16Read 7/23-27/14: I'm sitting here, at a loss for what to say about this book. Because anything I can express in words would just not be enough to ...