Their Eyes Were Watching God
Read and keep as resource to loan to others
The language of this book is beautiful, frequently breaking out into poetic passages. The author will frequently describe something by a thought-provoking parallel (admittedly, I never got some of them). The dialect takes some getting used to and
forces this book to be read slowly.
Without addressing the themes and development too much, I enjoyed the comparison of three kinds of husbands in this novel. The first worked hard, provided well, but had no desire for life or his wife. The second was filled with ambition and swept his wife up in the dream of his future, but she was brought along as a employee of the vision, not a companion for the journey. The last enjoyed life, and adored his wife. She was the object of his passion, and brought into his story.