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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

Tayari Jones profiles Senator Raphael Warnock for TIME Magazine

Senator Raphael Warnock Is Running Again for the Soul of Georgia” by Tayari Jones appeared in the June 23, 2022, issue of TIME Magazine.

“While the matter at hand is the November election, larger questions loom. Can the sparks that threaten the dry kindling of our democracy be extinguished at the ballot box? In an era of rage and political violence, can a reverend chart a path that gives him victo

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An American Marriage

3.95 avg rating — 329,344 ratings — published 2018 — 28 editions
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Silver Sparrow

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Leaving Atlanta

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The Untelling

3.73 avg rating — 3,833 ratings — published 2005 — 14 editions
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Atlanta Noir

3.56 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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There’s Nothing Virtuous Ab...

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Old Fourth Ward

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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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“Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now.”
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“There should be a word for this, the way it feels to steal something that’s already yours.”
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