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Leaving Atlanta

(2002)
A novel by

 
 
FROM THE AUTHOR OF AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION

It's the end of summer in Atlanta, and fifth-grade classmates Tasha Baxter, Rodney Green, and Octavia Harrison will discover that back-to-school means facing everyday challenges in a new world of safety lessons, terrified parents, and constant fear. Because it was the summer during which Atlanta's African-American children were vanishing.

The moving story of their struggle to grow up and survive shimmers with the piercing, ineffable quality of childhood, as it captures all the hurts and little wins, the all-too-sudden changes, and the merciless, outside forces that can sweep the young into adulthood and forever shape their lives.

PRAISE FOR TAYARI JONES
"Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear."-Michael Chabon

"Tayari Jones has emerged as one of the most important voices of her generation."-Essence

"One of America's finest writers."-Nylon.com

"Tayari Jones is a wonderful storyteller." -Ploughshares

Genre: Mystery

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August 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Leaving Atlanta
Author(s): Tayari Jones
ISBN: 0-446-52830-7 / 978-0-446-52830-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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August 2003 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 0-446-69089-9 / 978-0-446-69089-8 (USA edition)
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March 2006 : USA Audio edition
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March 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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April 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Author(s): Tayari Jones
ISBN: 1-66443-538-7 / 978-1-66443-538-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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