Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Reviewed by A. Klink, September 2021

The novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, written by Zora Neale Hurston is a work about the African American population in the early 20th century. The book follows Janie around southern Florida as she moves from husband to husband. Searching for true love and escaping commanding husbands, Janie searches for one thing: herself. When faced with a decision, Janie must decide whether it is best to stay and suffer, or leave and fulfill her dream of finding happiness. 

This novel is truly striking. Hurston takes the reader on a journey as Janie traverses through different lifestyles. This book engages the reader from the opening to the closing. The contrast between southern dialect and flowy diction make it truly a one of a kind read!