Zora Neale Hurston: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick

“One of the greatest writers of our time,” Toni Morrison “Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick” is a collection of short stories written by Hurston between 1921 and 1937 shows the genius of the woman who wrote “Their Eyes Were Watching God” in 1936. Several of the 21 short stories are considered “lost” … Continue reading Zora Neale Hurston: Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick

Book Review: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and The Giver of Stars

Until recently I had never heard of the Pack Horse Library, a division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), that used women to be book mobiles on horse/mule-back in the Appalachian region of Kentucky from 1935 to 1943.  The timing of the library wait list gave me the audio versions of The Book Woman of … Continue reading Book Review: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek and The Giver of Stars