Their Eyes Were Watching God
July 25, 2012
"Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see." -Zola Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zola Neale Hurston wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God in 1937, setting her heroine, Janie Crawford, down in early 20th century Florida. The novel is a tribute to the spirit and voice of women rising above circumstance on their own terms. Received poorly at its publication, the novel has come to represent a specific response to the attempt to legitimatize racism in a post-Civil War south. Lovely, moving, and lyrical, Janie's story is as heartrending as it is life affirming.
Please join the Masterpiece Book Club on Monday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m. as we meet to discuss Hurston's classic. Copies of the book are available at the front desk; please call and ask for Ed or Brenda for more information. Hope to see you there!
North Independence Branch