Books by Tayari Jones

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Subtle, well-crafted, and powerful."
A look at the personal toll of the criminal justice system from the author of Silver Sparrow (2011) and The Untelling (2005). Read full book review >
ATLANTA NOIR by Tayari Jones
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Creepy as well as dark, grim in outlook, and murky of prose. Hints of the supernatural may make these tales more appealing to lovers of ghost stories than to the hard-boiled crowd."
The 14 new stories Jones (Silver Sparrow, 2011, etc.) gathers seek to expose "the rot underneath the scent of magnolia and pine" in thoroughly modern but oh-so-Southern Atlanta. Read full book review >
SILVER SPARROW by Tayari Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2011

"Jones beautifully evokes Atlanta in the 1980s while creating gritty, imperfect characters whose pain lingers in the reader's heart."
In her third novel set in Atlanta, Jones (The Untelling, 2005, etc.) writes about two African-American half sisters, only one of whom knows that the other exists until their father's double life starts to unravel. Read full book review >
THE UNTELLING by Tayari Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2005

"This vernacular and likable heroine deserves more from life—and from her author."
Thin second novel by Jones (Leaving Atlanta, 2002), who follows the hapless love affair of a young, infertile African-American woman in Atlanta. Read full book review >
LEAVING ATLANTA by Tayari Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2002

"Technically ambitious, but not a story otherwise out of the ordinary."
Standard coming-of-age debut set amid a 1979 murder spree of African-American children. Read full book review >