Tayari Jones
Tayari Jones
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Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, most recently An American Marriage, which was an Oprah’s Book Club Selection and also appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize), Aspen Words Prize and an NAACP Image Award. Jones, a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship, and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship. Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is an Andrew D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.
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"The newest member of my top 10."

"Can't believe I sat on this one in my library for so long! I literally clapped in my car when it was over. I laughed until my face hurt more than once. I absolutely loved every second of the glorious narrator's performances and the author's masterful using of language."
Abby, Audible Listener

"Amazing, emotional, thought-provoking"

"I don’t have the words to describe the ups and downs this book took me through, the journey of empathizing, to deep sorrow, to being infuriated, back to deep sorrow. The author has a very gifted way of telling a story and covering details you didn’t even think you’d want to know at that moment. It comes together beautifully every time. Didn’t think I could love a book as much as American Marriage."
EMT, Audible Listener

"Might be my new favorite author"

"Wow. Tayari Jones is perhaps one of the best modern writers. She brilliantly captures the way a child views the world around her. I was blown away."
Carrie L., Audible Listener

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