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Jesmyn Ward



Jesmyn Ward is the author of Where the Line Bleeds, Salvage the Bones, and Men We Reaped. She is a former Stegner Fellow (Stanford University) and Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is an associate professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
 
Series
Bois Sauvage
   1. Salvage the Bones (2011)
   2. Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017)
   3. Where the Line Bleeds (2008)
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Novels
   Let Us Descend (2023)
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Non fiction show
 
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