Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston / Genre: Historical Fiction
Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person — no mean feat for a black woman in the ’30s. Janie’s quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.
An extremely heavy story following a woman’s journey through life and love and loss.
I did not realize that this book was written in the 1930’s. I won’t lie, I ended up downloading the audio version because the dialect was hard for me to follow. I’m glad I did that because Ruby Dee did an outstanding job narrating. I would definitely recommend listening to the audio version!
A powerful story that will stay with me for awhile.
I gave this book a 4 star rating.