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Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones is an American author and winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction. She was educated at Spelman College, the University of Iowa and Arizona State University.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Mystery, Romance
   Leaving Atlanta (2002)
   The Untelling (2005)
   Silver Sparrow (2011)
   An American Marriage (2018)
Series contributed to
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2019) : An American Marriage
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel winner (2019) : An American Marriage

Tayari Jones recommends
The Liberators (2023)
E J Koh
"Spare, beautiful and richly layered, The Liberators is dazzling."
Above the Salt (2023)
Katherine Vaz
"Vaz's work is gorgeous at every level - singing sentences and pull-you-in plot. She is the real thing, an American treasure."
Night Watch (2023)
Jayne Anne Phillips
"Jayne Anne Phillips is a brilliant artist working at the height of her powers. Word by word, and line by line, there is no one better. This novel lives where a startling imagination meets scrupulous research: Night Watch is a tour de force - breathtaking in both its scope and intensity."
Dona Cleanwell Leaves Home (2023)
Ana Castillo
"Ana Castillo is an American treasure. Fearless, compassionate, and flat-out brilliant - she is the writer we need as we navigate the challenges of our ever-changing world."
Pomegranate (2023)
Helen Elaine Lee
"Helen Elaine Lee is working at the height of her powers. With empathy, insight, and hope, Pomegranate reveals the hidden heartbreak of the women touched by incarceration. Prepare to be challenged and changed."
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (2022)
Gabrielle Zevin
"An exquisite love letter to life with all its rose gardens and minefields . . . To read this book is to laugh, to mourn, to learn, and to grow."

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