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Dust Tracks on a Road

An Autobiography
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
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Publisher's Summary

"Warm, witty, imaginative... This is a rich and winning book." (The New Yorker)

Dust Tracks on a Road is the bold, poignant, and funny autobiography of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, one of American literature's most compelling and influential authors. Hurston's powerful novels of the South - including Jonah's Gourd Vine and, most famously, Their Eyes Were Watching God - continue to enthrall readers with their lyrical grace, sharp detail, and captivating emotionality. First published in 1942, Dust Tracks on a Road is Hurston's personal story, told in her own words. The Perennial Modern Classics Deluxe edition includes an all-new foreword by Maya Angelou, an extended biography by Valerie Boyd, and a special section featuring the contemporary reviews that greeted the book's original publication.

©1942 Zora Neale Hurston (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Joi Wilson
  • 31-10-2016

Very nice!

Loved her story. She was way before her time in words, spirit, life and death.

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  • T. Martin-Smith
  • 16-02-2018

nothing short of brilliant!

Zora Neale Hurston was the force. her writing is just magnificent! Love the narrator as well

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  • M.Elaine
  • 21-04-2018

Relatable in 2018

While I found Ms.Hurston quite critical of Blacks I also found her most objective and yet flavorful.If Ms.Hurston had spoken to me this very moment I would be shocked not to hear Ms.Tarpins voice; beautiful voice.

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  • jeanne
  • 01-03-2019

About Time!

I didn’t know who she was, just kept hearing the name. So I listened. It was a wonderful story, beautifully narrated. I thought it must have been Zora herself and double checked.

It was good to hear of a past where a woman of color emerged triumphant in her education, and her life’s work. The book was written by the author and she spoke her truth. I am blessed to know her now!

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  • Onya Brumfield
  • 28-11-2016

amazing

loved it from start to finish! beautiful gaze into her life and wisdom! good read!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-09-2018

For Zora

Though this is my first time meeting your spirit I intend to carry it always. There are more of us.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-06-2018

w<br />Wonderful and Thrilling!!!!

Excellent,and well narrated.Ms.Turpin brings the book to life in a way that takes there !!!!!!

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  • M Hollar
  • 10-11-2016

A must read!

I really loved it a very powerful story. I have read other books by her incredible writer!

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  • bringdapain
  • 18-03-2019

Educational, Entertaining, and Beautiful literature

I learned a lot about Zora, more each time I read her works.

Bahni Turpin is an excellent narrator. She brings Zora’s words to life and you feel Zora’s characters are speaking directly to you through Bahni’s narration.

I think everyone will be entertained, educated, and they will feel emotion through Zora’s successes and challenges.

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  • Ohmma
  • 16-03-2019

Love this narrator

I gained so much appreciation for Zora Neale Hurston from this book; I admire her and would love to have been able to meet her. I was also blown away by the narrator, who read every sentence beautifully. I felt like I was listening to the author read her own words.