Jesmyn Ward
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Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and has received the MacArthur Genius Grant, a Stegner Fellowship, a John and Renee Grisham Writers Residency, and the Strauss Living Prize. She is the winner of two National Book Awards for Fiction for Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) and Salvage the Bones (2011). She is also the author of the novel Where the Line Bleeds and the memoir Men We Reaped, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Media for a Just Society Award. She is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Tulane University and lives in Mississippi.

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    • Sing, Unburied, Sing

    • A Novel
    • By: Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated by: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chris Chalk, Rutina Wesley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,680
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,671

    An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi's past and present....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 3.8 Stars

    • By kurdis teed on 01-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Salvage the Bones

    • A Novel
    • By: Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,122

    Unfolding over 12 days, Salvage the Bones follows a poor family living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful With No Holds Barred

    • By Gillian on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Men We Reaped

    • A Memoir
    • By: Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life - to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Felt so close to home

    • By chasidyCormier on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Where the Line Bleeds

    • By: Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Where the Line Bleeds is a rich tale of twins raised by their grandmother in a stiflingly poor rural community on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Lexy Lou on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Fire This Time

    • A New Generation Speaks About Race
    • By: Jesmyn Ward
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe, Michael Early, Kevin R. Free, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Jesmyn Ward takes James Baldwin’s 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping0off point for this groundbreaking collection of essays and poems....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • strong voices, witness to our times

    • By Karen Johnston on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $20.99

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