Tayari Jones
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Tayari Jones

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 University. An Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers-Newark University, she is spending the 2017-18 academic year as the Shearing Fellow for Distinguished Writers at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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    • An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)

    • A Novel
    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,974
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,817
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,779

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the Story, but...

    • By Lisa N. Haynes on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Silver Sparrow

    • A Novel
    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Coleman Williams, Heather Alicia Simms
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around James Witherspoon's two families - the public one and the secret one....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Big Disappointment

    • By Michelle on 12-21-11

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Leaving Atlanta

    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor, Kevin R. Free, Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Award-winning novelist Tayari Jones delivers a story based on the 1979-1980 Atlanta child murders....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why does Audible make you answer these questions?

    • By Rich in BCS on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Untelling

    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Michele Blackmon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Aria is no stranger to tragedy. Fifteen years ago, a family outing took the lives of her father and baby sister, leaving remaining members of this fractured family struggling with their own guilt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truth and Secrets

    • By Deidre Jackson on 05-06-16

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Atlanta Noir

    • By: Tayari Jones
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Come sit on the veranda and pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, fortified with a slug of bourbon. Put your feet up and enjoy these stories set in Atlanta, a city sewn from the ashes, where everything that grows is both fertilized and corrupted by the past....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent read/listen

    • By Mommy Dearest on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $17.49

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