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Tayari Jones (born November 30, 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American author and winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. She was educated at Spelman College, the University of Iowa and Arizona State University.

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Product picture for An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprahs Book Club 2018 Selection) by Tayari Jones
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A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK

A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR  * TIME  * BUSTLE  * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE  * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS  * AMAZON.COM

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

“A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.” —Barack Obama

“Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New...
Book cover from Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
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From the New York Times Bestselling Author of An American Marriage “A love story . . . Full of perverse wisdom and proud joy . . . Jones’s skill for wry understatement never wavers.” —O: The Oprah Magazine “Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. Tayari Jones has written a novel filled with characters I’ll never forget. This is a book I’ll read more than once.” —Judy Blume With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, "My father, James Witherspoon, is a...
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A new edition of this award-winning modern classic, with an introduction by Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), an excerpt from the never before seen follow-up, and discussion guide.
 
Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a...
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION

It's the end of summer in Atlanta, and fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison will discover that back-to-school means facing everyday challenges in a new world of safety lessons, terrified parents, and constant fear. Because it was the summer during which Atlanta's African-American children were vanishing.

The moving story of their struggle to grow up and survive shimmers...
Book cover from The Untelling by Tayari Jones
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION

"Succeeds mightily...truly a wonderful story. Jones is a talent to be reckoned with." - Boston Globe

Aria is no stranger to tragedy -- as a young girl, she and her older sister and mother survived a car crash that took the lives of their father and beloved baby sister. And although relations with her remaining family are strained, she's done her best to establish a solid, normal life for herself, living...
Book cover from Atlanta Noir (Akashic Noir) by Tayari Jones
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Georgia Center for the Book has chosen Atlanta Noir as one of 2018's Books All Georgians Should Read!

Kenji Jasper's "A Moment of Clarity at the Waffle House" nominated for a 2018 Edgar Award for Best Short Story!

"Atlanta has its share, maybe more than its share, of prosperity. But wealth is no safeguard against peril...Creepy as well as dark, grim in outlook...Hints of the supernatural may make these tales...appealing to lovers of ghost stories."
--Kirkus...
Book cover from Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood: Essays on Her Prose Works by Tayari Jones
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This collection of essays examines popular writer Pearl Cleage's work, including her novels, short stories and plays. It is the first book-length consideration of a writer and activist whose bold perspectives on social justice, race and gender have been influential for several decades. While academically critical, the essays mirror Cleage's own philosophical commitment to theoretical transparency and translation. The book includes an in-depth interview with the author and a foreword by former...
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Audiobook cover from Un matrimonio americano (Italian Edition) by Tayari Jones
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Roy e Celestial sono sposati da piú di un anno. Sono neri di Atalanta, convinti di avere tutta la vita davanti, regni sconfinati di pagine bianche ancora da scrivere. Roy non è certo un magnate, ma ha un lavoro tale da permettergli di accarezzare l’idea di comprare casa. Celestial è «un’artista da tenere d’occhio», come recita il titolo di un articolo a lei dedicato. Gran cespuglio di capelli neri e un sorriso malizioso, Celestial fabbrica bambole considerate vere e proprie opere...
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