The 2009 Books on the Bayou Selection is Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston. Books on the Bayou runs from October 1 throuch October 31.
"Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots."
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Books on the Bayou  is a community-wide effort designed to encourage reading of the same book at the same time. It is meant to inspire reading and thoughtful discussion among Houstonians in libraries, classrooms, bookstores, coffee shops and anywhere they happen to come together.