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Tayari Jones

Autor de An American Marriage

13+ Obras 5,815 Miembros 366 Reseñas 7 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

Tayari Jones was born on November 30, 1970 in Atlanta Georgia. She attended Spelman College, University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. She later attended Arizonia State University to earn her MFA. She went on to teach creative writing at the University of Illinois and George Washington mostrar más University. Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, was written in 2002 while she was a graduate student at Arizonia State University. It was about the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981.Her other title's include: The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. She has been awarded the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Tayari Jones

An American Marriage (2018) 3,935 copias
Silver Sparrow (2011) 1,144 copias
The Untelling (2005) 274 copias
Atlanta Noir (2017) — Editor — 59 copias
Half Light (2022) 13 copias
Dispossession (2021) 12 copias

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New Stories from the South 2009: The Year's Best (2009) — Contribuidor — 39 copias
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Celestial and Roy have been married a year when he is wrongfully imprisoned. This is a story of a marriage gradually, almost imperceptibly falling apart. It leads to many questions. Could this have happened to a white couple? How strong was their marriage anyway? How well did they know one another prior to their wedding? The story is told through the devices of their letters to each other while Roy is incarcerated and then, later as the story develops, by devoting chapters to the events that unfold from the standpoint of each of the principal characters. Successful, involving devices. This is a story that carried me along, despite my finding the characters generally unsympathetic. It's a book I enjoyed, but I have at the moment little motivation to try any more work by Jones.… (más)
Margaret09 | 255 reseñas más. | Apr 15, 2024 |
A Love Story, the Tale of an American Marriage

Although Tamari Jones has written that this is essentially a love story, it is also a social commentary. But as a love story, it speaks to men and women of all races. In the end, there are relationships in which love is not enough. When tragedy occurs, some relationships cannot survive.
It is also a story about new beginnings, and finding a relationship and a life that truly fits who you are. All things considered, it had a "happy" ending.… (más)
Chrissylou62 | 255 reseñas más. | Apr 11, 2024 |
What a great book! My only regret is that I have only discovered Tayari Jones recently (thanks to Anne Bogel), and now plan to read all her novels.
This book, set in Atlanta during the child murders,(1979- 1981) explores the effects of these tragic events on the children who lived in the area where the abductions were taking place. I remember the news coverage was horrific and can only imagine how the parents of young children must have feared for their children. Tayari Jones gives voice to the often voiceless but in this novel given authentic feelings and fears.
Tayari Jones puts herself in the novel as a peripheral character, hovering on the outskirts of the story, but mentioned quite a few times... ("someone ought to watch that girl!") in the background, watching the action and obviously taking note.
Each part of the story is narrated by a different child, and each has a heartache that is made more heightened by the surrounding fear and grief.
As one of the students (Octavia) says, " I cried because it seemed like everything good in the world was locked in a box, like a backward Pandora."(p. 253). The box was the coffin of one of the murdered children.
… (más)
Chrissylou62 | 15 reseñas más. | Apr 11, 2024 |
Superb storytelling, complex and memorable characters, and a spellbinding story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
bschweiger | 255 reseñas más. | Feb 4, 2024 |



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