Their Eyes Were Watching God

One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston.

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219 pages

Average rating: 8.11

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the.chatty.bookish.chick
Jun 04, 2024
Hands down my all time favorite novel! If you read this is HS like most of us, it deserves a reread. The themes will hit differently after you’ve lived & loved.
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mica88
Apr 01, 2024
8/10 stars
So well written and made me root so hard for Janie to finally find what she’d been looking for.
“Love is like the sea. It’s a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”
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Jessie Gee
Mar 30, 2024
9/10 stars
Harlem Renaissance. The book focuses on the story of Janie Crawford whose sole goal is to find love. Her grandmother arranges for her to marry a local farmer Logan who only wants a coworker. Then she marries Jody, a businessman who only wants her as a trophy wife and basically makes her a slave to their marriage. Then she marries Tea Cake, a man who is younger than she is and is also a gambler. They go to south Florida and get a job picking beans. Tea Cake truly loves Janie. They argue and fight, but have a good relationship. After Tea Cake is bitten by a rabid dog, his whole personality changes. From this point, there would be spoilers, and I don’t want to spoil the story for anyone.
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margardenlady
Dec 27, 2023
8/10 stars
Truly a testimony to finding love and the lengths we'll go to for love. Tea Cake and Janie had it all. Then they didn't. And yet, their love lived on.
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Anonymous
Dec 04, 2023
10/10 stars
a re-read of a really exceptional book
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