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Jones, Tayari

Overview
Works: 21 works in 107 publications in 2 languages and 6,437 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Lectures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3610.O63, 813.6
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Publications about Tayari Jones
Publications by Tayari Jones
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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 1,698 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 )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 916 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 2014 in English and held by 785 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 )
15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 422 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 )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 245 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. Her infertility changes her life as swiftly and irrevocably as the urban landscape around her. With prose that is both eloquent and unflinching, Jones charts the emotional journey of her characters as they explore the painful territory of truth and the healing landscape of forgiveness
Atlanta noir by Tayari Jones( Book )
4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
"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." -- Kirkus Reviews "These stories, most of them by relative unknowns, offer plenty of human interest...All the tales have a Southern feel." --Publishers Weekly "Jones, author ofLeaving 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." -- Atlanta-Journal Constitution Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 withBrooklyn 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. Brand-new stories by: 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. From the introduction by Tayari Jones: 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... 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 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
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Presents a fictional account of the 1979-1980 Atlanta child murders, told from the perspective of three African American fifth-grade classmates
The darkest child by Delores Phillips( Book )
1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"In 1958 Georgia, the shade of a 13-year-old black girl's skin can make the difference in her fate. Tangy Mae is the smartest of her mother's ten children, but she is also the darkest-complected. The Quinns--all different skin shades, all with unknown fathers--live with their charismatic, beautiful, and tyrannical mother, Rozelle, in poverty on the fringes of a Georgia town where Jim Crow rules. Rozelle's children live in fear of her mood swings and her violence, but they are devoted to her. Rozelle pulls her children out of school when they are twelve years old so that they can help support her by going to work--as domestics, as field laborers, or down at "the farmhouse," where Rozelle takes her oldest daughters to turn tricks for her. Tangy Mae has been offered the opportunity to apply to an integrated high school, and might even have the chance to graduate if she can somehow avoid her sisters' fate. Can she break from Rozelle's grasp without violent--even fatal--consequences?"--
LaKeisha and the dirty girl by Tayari Jones( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Silver sparrow : [large print book discussion kit] by Tayari Jones( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In 1980s Atlanta, James Witherspoon is living a double life. He has two families, a public one and a secret one. When the daughters from each family become friends, James' secrets are revealed and lives are changed forever
Visiting writers series, 2006-07 ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Lectures by writers of prose and poetry sponsored by the Department of English at Reed College during the 2006-07 academic year
Tayari Jones: Silver sparrow : with Danielle Evans: Before you suffocate your own fool self by Tayari Jones( file )
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
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From the website: Globalism's ascendance was supposed to send tribalism the way of the dodo. Yet from Waziristan to Williamsburg, tribal affiliations still dictate social order. There may now be more societal fluidity, but finding one's tribe within nomadic urban cultures has never felt more urgent. And the tales told within ancient or temporary tribes shape and define these societal organizations. In this issue we turn to our favorite storytellers and poets, hoping to arrest time long enough for them to show us what life is like in our contemporary tribes. There are Julia Elliott's cavemen and cavewomen wannabes in her story "Caveman Diet" and Alice Sola Kim's teenage Korean American adoptees trying to find their place in the suburban jungles of "Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying." Roxane Gay looks at the complicated way her Haitian American family handles the consumption of food from both countries. We asked five very different writers--Stacey D'Erasmo, Tayari Jones, David Shields, Zak Smith, and Molly Ringwald--to give us short takes on moments of belonging (or not). The poets, including Tony Hoagland, Cate Marvin, and Eavan Boland, naturally cut to the emotional core of what it means to claim or to be claimed by a tightly bound group.Whatever your other tribes, because you have read these words, we now consider you part of the Tin House tribe. No initiation rituals or signifying tattoos necessary, just please enjoy the issue
Visiting writers series by Tayari Jones( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Tayari Jones American writer
Tayari Jones Amerikaans schrijfster
Tayari Jones escritora estadounidense
Languages
English (88)
Spanish (2)
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