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Tanen Jones

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Tanen Jones grew up in Texas and North Carolina. She has a degree in American history and spent several years editing law and criminal justice textbooks. A queer author, she writes from the perspective of women who are also queer. Her work is a modern take on the genre, exploring what makes a woman mad, bad, or dangerous to know. She now lives in New York with her partner, where she writes from her apartment window. THE BETTER LIAR is her first novel.

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The Better Liar Launch Party Invite

Thank you to all those who have read and reviewed!

I would love a chance to meet you in person on January 15th at the launch party for The Better Liar.

It's at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn at 7pm, it's free, and it would mean so much to me to hear from you.

RSVP on Facebook here:
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Published on January 02, 2020 09:17 Tags: events, launch-party, nyc, tanen-jones, the-better-liar
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“each of us experiencing exactly as much happiness as we could successfully contain.”
Tanen Jones, The Better Liar

“The only people who can keep you alive are the ones who loved you. Not the ones who panted after you, bought you flowers, kissed your palms. I mean the ones who saw your disgusting insides and loved you anyway. The people who really knew you.”
Tanen Jones, The Better Liar

“When no one discusses your feelings, it never really occurs to you that you might have feelings. I did have feelings, of course, but sitcom ones, learned from TV and Are You There God? and church once a year. For the most part these shallow affectations were sufficient for any situation a twelve-year-old from the suburbs could find herself in, but every once in a while something unidentifiable would pass just beneath my consciousness, like the shadow of some enormous sea creature under the tiny bobbing craft above.”
Tanen Jones, The Better Liar

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