Past Meetup

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Hosted by World Classics Book Club

Public group

Every 1st Sunday of the month

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The worms will be discussing Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith

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. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.

Here are some great discussion questions from Galesburg Library: