One of the most important works of 20th century literature, Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God is an enduring southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, & heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston's masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published - perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.
"A poignant story, told with almost rhythmic beauty." (Kirkus)
Fun fact: Janie Crawford is my favorite literary character. Truly an essential read, this is a book I hope to always have at least one copy available of in the shop.