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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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Jul 17, 2017

really liked it
bookshelves: classic, read-in-2017

A true southern classic, Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God is the story of a black woman in 1930s Florida who tries to find her way in the world after her mother abandons her and her grandmother dies. Janie Crawford marries a man she didn't care for, to keep peace with her grandmother, but leaves him when he begins to abuse her. She is swept off her feet by a well off man who promises to devote his life to her, but he too abuses her emotionally and physically. She eventually finds the love of her life, a man named Tea Cake. Their life together weathers many storms.

I didn't love this book, but it was worth the read as it is a classic. It is a story about the search for self and racism in the 30s that still resonates today.
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Reading Progress

August 12, 2015 – Shelved
August 12, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
July 14, 2017 – Started Reading
July 17, 2017 – Shelved as: classic
July 17, 2017 – Shelved as: read-in-2017
July 17, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Jill Hutchinson Good review, Teri.


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