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Jones, Tayari

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Works: 13 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 4,938 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction 
Classifications: PS3610.O63, 813.6
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Publications about Tayari Jones
Publications by Tayari Jones
Most widely held works about Tayari Jones
 
Most widely held works by Tayari Jones
Silver sparrow : a novel by Tayari Jones( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,024 libraries worldwide
A story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families, the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich yet flawed characters, the father, the two mothers, the grandmother, and the uncle, she also reveals the joy, as well as the destruction, they brought to one another's lives. At the heart of it all are the two lives at stake, and like the best writers--think Toni Morrison with The Bluest Eye--Jones portrays the fragility of these young girls with raw authenticity as they seek love, demand attention, and try to imagine themselves as women, just not as their mothers
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
A tale based on the Atlanta child murders of 1979 finds Tasha coping with her parents' separation in the wake of a first crush, Rodney struggling to make friends while vying for his father's approval, and Octavia facing down the in crowd at school
The untelling by Tayari Jones( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
After the loss of her father and sister fifteen years ago, twenty-five-year-old Aria attempts to reinvent herself through beginning a family of her own, only to find that she must deal with the past before she can look to the future
Silver sparrow [a novel] by Tayari Jones( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
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. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered
The untelling by Tayari Jones( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
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--real and imagined. At twenty-five, Aria believes she can reinvent herself through her planned marriage with all its promise of a family of her own
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Presents a fictional account of the 1979-1980 Atlanta child murders, told from the perspective of three African American fifth-grade classmates
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
LaKeisha and the dirty girl by Tayari Jones( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Visiting writers series by Tayari Jones( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tayari Jones: Silver sparrow with Danielle Evans: Before you suffocate your own fool self by Tayari Jones( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tayari Jones is a novelist and short-story writer whose fiction often focuses on the urban south. In Leaving Atlanta -- winner of the Hurston/Wright Award for Debut Fiction -- Jones sets the scene in Atlanta during the early 1980s when a number of African American children were murdered, many near her childhood home. In her second novel, The Untelling, Jones tells the story of a family recovering and struggling after a fatal car accident. With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," Jones unveils a story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and two teenage girls who imagine themselves growing up to be nothing like their mothers
 
Languages
English (61)
Spanish (2)
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