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Zora Neale Hurston Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Hurston's Book Reviews

Jonah's Gourd Vine
Jonah's Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston, is a novel that depicts the life of John Buddy Pearson, who rises from a poor, abused stepson to a respected minister known for his bad lovemaking activities. John Pearson's story begins as a child in the post-Reconstruction South shortly after World War I. He is a mixed race child born to Amy, who later marries Ned Crittenden. Ned adopts John, but has contempt for Amy's child, especially the fact that he is mula...
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The story is about the marriages of Janie Crawford. A very attractive woman, she was raised by her grandmother and her grandmothers very old ideals. Coming from a long line of slaves, her grandmother wanted nothing more for Janie than to get married to a man that would take care of her and protect, leaving love only as a secondary idea in a marriage. Her first marriage was arranged and short, for not too long after she was first married she met a...