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Tayari Jones

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Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, February 2018). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo. A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Silver Sparrow was named a #1 Indie Next Pick by booksellers in 2011, and the NEA added it to its Big Read Library of classics in 2016. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State Univers ...more

[image error]An American Marriage has been selected as the 2018 Book of the Year by Apple Books. In their review, Apple Books writes, “This may be the most moving love-triangle story we’ve ever read… Tayari Jones has written an unshakable novel that brilliantly combines the personal and the political. Her three main characters– and their respective families– will stay in our hearts for a long,...

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An American Marriage

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Silver Sparrow

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Leaving Atlanta

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The Untelling

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Atlanta Noir

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"Atlanta native Tayari Jones, the author of this month's An American Marriage , is on a mission to celebrate literature of the new South. "When people hear the term 'Southern literature,' they think about the Civil War, grandmothers, and mules," she says. "But the South is more than our past."" ...More

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I read the whole thing on an international flight. I liked,it. It must be hard to keep a series going so long and I give her a lot of,respect for figuring out the new things to do,with the characters.

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“But home isn't where you land; home is where you launch. You can't pick your home any more than you can choose your family. In poker, you get five cards. Three of them you can swap out, but two are yours to keep: family and native land.”
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“People say, That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger. But they are wrong. What doesn't kill you doesn't kill you. That's all you get. Sometimes, you just have to hope that's enough.”
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“Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now.”
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