Monday, March 8, 2010

Book #5 For 2010 - Their Eyes were Watching God

I read Zora Neale Hurston's book "Their Eyes Were Watching God" for a book group - I attempted to start reading it and had a hard time reading it. I found the book on Audible - and listened to it - it was a 6 hour "read".  And for me, probably the best read book I have listened to with Ruby Dee as reader. It took me two days to listen to it and had the opportunity to knit and "read" at the same time.
Hurston's book is probably one of the most important pieces of literature written in the 20th century and it poetic flow in the story spins the story of a woman who is a woman evolving into her own being through three marriages, becoming increasingly more independent, despite the many trials and tribulations she experiences.

Set in Florida in the early 20th century, many cities and towns will be familiar to those who have lived in Florida. Whether you read it or listen to the book, you are in for a treat.

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodie! Thank you for this. I have never read this somehow and I will now. :)