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Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick

Zora Neale Hurston is most known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, but before she published books, she honed her craft by writing short stories.

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Review of ‘Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick’

Twenty-one stories—many long forgotten—from a major writer of the Harlem Renaissance come together for the first time.


Over the past 50 years, Zora Neale Hurston has been restored from nearly forgotten to a canonical writer, in no small part due to the efforts of Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. One of the seminal…

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