Sunday, March 06, 2005

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God has been adapted into a movie (produced by Oprah) starring Halle Barry as Janie. It premieres tonight on ABC at 9p Eastern (which means 8 o'clock here in Minnesota). I'm pretty excited, although I won't be able to see it! I am at Ryan's at the moment (and will probably leave in a few hours) and he only gets one station--CBS. I have my parents and Lane & Angie taping it for me (one is backup for the other--I know how video taping goes in this digital age), so hopefully I'll be able to see it some time next week! I would like to re-read the book before I watch it again anyway. It's on my favorites list, which isn't as big of a list as one might expect from such a book nerd. I'll put the current list at the end of this brief posting, in case anyone is curious!

A few blurbs:
Oprah's coverage
ABC blurb


The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Three Junes by Julia Glass

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The World According to Garp by John Irving

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

Sula by Toni Morrison

Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien

Bel Canto by Anne Patchett

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Sassafras, Cypress, and Indigo by Ntozake Shange

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins


The Boys of My Youth by Jo Ann Beard

A Heart-Breaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

Cherry by Mary Karr

The Liar's Club by Mary Karr

Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

Bird by Bird by Anne LaMott

Valencia by Michelle Tea


Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Against Forgetting edited by Carolyn Forche

Connecting the Dots by Maxine Kumin

The Long Marriage by Maxine Kumin

Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon by Pablo Neruda

The Wellspring by Sharon Olds

(and all else by Sharon Olds)

The Fact of a Doorframe: Collected Poems 1950-2001 by Adrienne Rich

Love Poems by Anne Sexton


The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare

King Lear
by William Shakespeare

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