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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick“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 SmithOne of the most important and enduring books of

Author Zora Neale Hurston

Pages 272

Publisher Harper Collins

Published Date 2009-03-17

ISBN 0061758124 9780061758126

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Lisamorris shared a tip "It stays with you, a classic"

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emma_geiler shared a tip "Started: Feb. 13 | Finished: Feb. 22 | Pages: 195"

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celticgirl shared a tip "How does your life change and who do you share the most important parts with?"

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michelle_davison_7921 shared a tip "Once you read this book, the story will become a part of you."

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kandklove1_. shared a tip "One of my favorite books and movies ever excellent read and watch"

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p_b_355 shared a tip "Beautifully written"

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morgan_bachmann shared a tip "I love stories that put you in the historical scenario and this book did that perfectly!"

erin_crocker shared a tip "I've never read anything else by this author."

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liz_brandon shared a tip "Janie is vulnerable and authentic and strong. One of my favorites to re-read."

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lil-farrah shared a tip "4/10"

eyosias_gedion shared a tip "It's essential reading. It's been several years since I read it, but it's on my re-read stack."

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cristal_crdenas_snchez shared a tip "The super twisted plots. The main character undergoes several challenges to discover herself and her independence from men"

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bri_fox16 shared a tip "Great coming of age story with on the mark dialect relevant to the setting!"

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amanda_haas shared a tip "A tale of learning to live for your own ideals with a heart wrenching ending."

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virginia_phillips_4152 shared a tip "This book has a bunch of twists and turns! If you want to be kept on the edge of your seat this is the book for you."

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josie_diaz_8522 shared a tip "I love this book so much. I have read it twice!"

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