Campus Community Book Club
Wednesday, 12 February, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Campus Community Book Club will meet on Wednesday, February 12th in the Library in Morrison Hall from 12 pm to 1 pm. We are reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. This selection was chosen to recognize Black History Month.
This is the epic tale of Janie Crawford, whose quest for identity takes her on a journey during which she learns what love is, experiences life’s joys and sorrows, and comes home to herself in peace. Her passionate story prompted Alice Walker to say, “There is no book more important to me than this one.”
When first published in 1937, this novel about a proud, independent black woman was generally dismissed by male reviewers. Out of print for almost thirty years, since its reissue in paperback edition by the University of Illionois Press in 1978 Their Eyes Were Watching God has become the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature.
The club is open to all members of our campus community.
Participation is free. Books are not. Obtain at your library or bookstore.
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