Tayari Jones

1 An American Marriage

Author : Tayari Jones
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-02-06
Description :  <b>THE INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!<br /><br /> OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION<br /><br /> “Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —<i>USA Today</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —<i>People</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Compelling.” —<i>The Washington Post</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —<i>Elle</i></b><br /><br /> Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. <i>An American Marriage</i> is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward<b>—</b>with hope and pain<b>—</b>into the future.

2 Silver Sparrow

Author : Tayari Jones
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-05-08
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i> Bestselling Author of <i>An American Marriage</i></b><br /><br /> “A love story . . . Full of perverse wisdom and proud joy . . . Jones’s skill for wry understatement never wavers.”<br /> —<i><b>O: The Oprah Magazine</b></i><br /><br /> “<i>Silver Sparrow</i> 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.”<br /> —<b>Judy Blume</b><br /><br /> With the opening line of&#xa0;<i>Silver Sparrow</i>, "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking&#xa0;story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle.<br /><br />Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families—the&#xa0;public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are&#xa0;sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode. This is the third stunning novel from an author deemed "one of the most important&#xa0;writers of her generation" (the&#xa0;<i>Atlanta Journal Constitution</i>).

3 The Darkest Child

Author : Delores Phillips & Tayari Jones
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2004-01-01
Description :  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 violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences?

4 Leaving Atlanta

Author : Tayari Jones
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-05-30
Description :  <b>FROM THE AUTHOR OF <i>AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, </i>AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION<br /><br /></b>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. <br /><br />The moving story of their struggle to grow up and survive shimmers with the piercing, ineffable quality of childhood, as it captures all the hurts and little wins, the all-too-sudden changes, and the merciless, outside forces that can sweep the young into adulthood and forever shape their lives.<br /><br /><b>PRAISE FOR TAYARI JONES</b><br />"Tayari Jones is <b>blessed with vision</b> to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, <b>strength </b>to wrest those truths free, and <b>a gift of language</b> to lay it all out, compelling and clear."-Michael Chabon<i></i><br /><br />"Tayari Jones has emerged as<b> one of the most important voices of her generation</b>."-<i>Essence</i><br /><br />"One of <b>America's finest writers.</b>"-Nylon.com<br /><br />"Tayari Jones is a <b>wonderful storyteller</b>." -<i>Ploughshares</i>

5 The Untelling

Author : Tayari Jones
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-10-15
Description :  <b>FROM THE AUTHOR OF <i>AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE</i>, AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION<br /><br />"Succeeds mightily...truly a wonderful story. Jones is a talent to be reckoned with." - <i>Boston Globe</i></b><br /><br />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 in Atlanta and teaching literacy to girls who have fallen on hard times.<br /><br />But now she has a secret that she's not yet ready to share with Dwayne, her devoted boyfriend, or Rochelle, her roommate and best friend: Aria is pregnant. Or so she thinks. The truth is about to make her question her every assumption and reevaluate the life she has worked so hard to build for herself...as it sends her reeling in a direction she had no idea she was destined to go.<br /><br /><b>PRAISE FOR TAYARI JONES</b><br />"Tayari Jones is <b>blessed with vision</b> to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, <b>strength </b>to wrest those truths free, and <b>a gift of language</b> to lay it all out, compelling and clear."-Michael Chabon<br /><br />"Tayari Jones has emerged as <b>one of the most important voices of her generation.</b>"-<i>Essence</i><br /><br />"One of <b>America's finest writers.</b>"-Nylon.com<br /><br />"Tayari Jones is a <b>wonderful storyteller.</b>" -<i>Ploughshares</i>

6 Atlanta Noir

Author : Tayari Jones
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Travel & Adventure  United States  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2017-07-25
Description :  Kenji Jasper's <b>"A Moment of Clarity at the Waffle House"</b> nominated for a <b>2018 Edgar Award for Best Short Story!</b><br /><br />"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."<br />--<b>Kirkus Reviews</b><br /><br />"These stories, most of them by relative unknowns, offer plenty of human interest...All the tales have a Southern feel."<br /><b>--Publishers Weekly</b><br /><br />"Jones, author of Leaving Atlanta, returns to the South via Akashic's ever-growing city anthology series. The collection features stories from an impressive roster of talent including Jim Grimsley, Sheri Joseph, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms and David James Poissant. The 14 selections each take place in different Atlanta neighborhood."<br />--<b>Atlanta-Journal Constitution</b><br /><br />"Now comes Atlanta Noir, an anthology that masterfully blends a chorus of voices, both familiar and new, from every corner of Atlanta...The magic of Atlanta Noir is readily apparent, starting with the introduction Jones pens. It doesn’t rest solely upon the breadth of writers but on how their words, stories and references are so Atlanta--so very particular, so very familiar and so very readily, for those who know the city, nostalgic. And for those who don’t? The sense of place it captures inspires a desire to get to know Atlanta and its stories."<br />--<b>ArtsATL</b><br /><br />Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. This much-anticipated and long-overdue installment in Akashic's Noir Series reveals many sides of Atlanta known only to its residents.<br /><br /><b>Brand-new stories by:</b> Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Tayari Jones, Dallas Hudgens, Jim Grimsley, Brandon Massey, Jennifer Harlow, Sheri Joseph, Alesia Parker, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms, John Holman, Daniel Black, and David James Poissant.<br /><br />From the introduction by <b>Tayari Jones:</b><br /><br /><i>Atlanta itself is a crime scene. After all, Georgia was founded as a de facto penal colony and in 1864, Sherman burned the city to the ground. We might argue about whether the arson was the crime or the response to the crime, but this is indisputable: Atlanta is a city sewn from the ashes and everything that grows here is at once fertilized and corrupted by the past...</i><br /><br /><i>These stories do not necessarily conform to the traditional expectations of noir...However, they all share the quality of exposing the rot underneath the scent of magnolia and pine. Noir, in my opinion, is more a question of tone than content. The moral universe of the story is as significant as the physical space. Noir is a realm where the good guys seldom win; perhaps they hardly exist at all. Few bad deeds go unrewarded, and good intentions are not the road to hell, but are hell itself...Welcome to </i>Atlanta Noir. Come sit on the veranda, or the terrace of a high-rise condo. Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, and fortify it with a slug of bourbon. Put your feet up. Enjoy these stories, and watch your back.

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