Books by Jesmyn Ward

MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A modern rejoinder to Black Like MeBeloved and other stories of struggle and redemption—beautifully written, if sometimes too sad to bear."
An assured yet scarifying memoir by young, supremely gifted novelist Ward (Salvage the Bones, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

An evocative novel of a family torn apart by grief, hardship, misunderstanding and, soon, the biggest storm any of them has ever seen.

Set over a dozen days while awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, and then dealing with its consequences, Ward's (Where the Line Bleeds, 2008) tale is superficially a simple one: Young Esch, barely a teenager, is pregnant. Read full book review >

WHERE THE LINE BLEEDS by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2008

"A promising debut."
Blues on the bayou, and blood to boot. Read full book review >