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July: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God, an American classic, is a luminous and haunting novel about Janie Crawford, a Southern black woman in the 1930s whose journey from a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance has inspired writers and readers for close to seventy years. This poetic, graceful love story, rooted in black folk traditions and steeped in mythic realism, celebrates, boldly and brilliantly, African-American culture and heritage. And in a powerful, mesmerizing narrative, it pays quiet tribute to a black woman, who, though constricted by the times, still demanded to be heard.


20 West St. · Northampton , MA

What we're about

We are an easy-going group of people who want an excuse to get out of the house more, and talk about books, eat some food, drink some drinks, do some book swapping, etc. Our meetings take place on the first Monday of each month, at Forbes Library in Northampton. We meet downstairs, in the Community Room, at 7 pm. Our friendly librarians reserve the following month's book selection; just ask at the desk. The library lets us have snacks, so feel free to stop off at Haymarket or wherever. We always have cookies or brownies or something yummy! Some months, we also have a social and/or book swap, on the 3rd Monday. Book choices are generally contemporary fiction, with the occasional non-fiction thrown in. All are welcome, please be respectful and queer/lgbt-friendly

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