Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is another pick from the more modern classics. A book that was very influential upon its reissue in the 1980s and that has since made it on to “must-read” lists, this compelling story of Janie Crawford, written in the southern black dialect of the times, is one which will have you hooked until the end!
“A poignant story, told with almost rhythmic beauty.” – Kirkus Review
“First published amid controversy in 1937, then rescued from obscurity four decades later, the novel narrates Janie Crawford’s ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny. Although Hurston wrote the novel in only seven weeks, Their Eyes Were Watching God breathes and bleeds a whole life’s worth of urgent experience.” – National Endowment for the Arts
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