Bovemiber 18, 1942
I have just' seen a copy 'd? :'Dust Tracsa~n a Rioad" and read
several of the chapters.
You have told a ~perfectly splendid story that makes glorious
reading and one that should be of great service to your race and to
mine. We need to know each other better.
Your chapter entitled "Mdy PFeople" is a masterpiece in under-'
standing. This half-length arutobiography -- for I am sure you will
setbplete 'the story in another twenty-five or thirty year -- should
do much to bring readers to your distinguished. novel "Their Eyes
Were W'atchin~g God", "Jonah's Gourd Vine" and your humanized bio-
graphy of Mosea.
Why~re have you been since you called on us last summer? MBy
aieters and I: are still wuaitinpg for you to drop in on your return
trip from Lakte Worth! Don't you want to give met your present address
so I may send you my copy of "Dust Tiraocke" to be inscribed by you.
I hope you have already began that great drama~ based on the life
of Mosee which I an excpecting you to write. You have the materials
and setting at hand which should greatly simplify your dob. #ith
kind personal regards and best wishes in which mly sister join, I am,
Very cordially yours,
Miss Zora Beale Huraton
c/o J.B. Lippinoott Co., Pub.
East Washington Square
Philadelphia, Pa. Edwin 0. Grover
'Lust T3rackse" is a perfectly splendid storyr
told with wit, wisdom and humanity, and4 /j
makes glorious reading.' It should be of
great service to evergy eader white and
black: alike in making; them better acquacintedi
*j a lanterpiece of understanding. This
rollicking ~autobiography should lure many
readers to her distinguished novel "Their
Eyes W~ere Watching Godn and "Johah's Gourd