Search Results: "Tayari Jones"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Skippyjon Jones insists he's not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body. Read full book review >

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CHUCK JONES by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The other two are Greg Sarris's Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream, profiling the Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, and Yvonne Fern's Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation, a discussion with the creator of Star Trek."
Dr. Seuss created the Grinch, but it took Chuck Jones to make him move. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The frequent, lengthy narrative asides, meant to be funny, will only add to readers' confusion and frustration. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absurd adventure, insecure sixth grader Jackson falls into his Great Aunt Harriett's enormous hair. Read full book review >

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DAVID JONES by Jonathan Miles
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1996

"But they make a case for his importance, illustrated by works on range of themes, including dreamy landscapes painted in a time of coming war; sexuality depicted in dense oil painting as well as in the ligihter but more complex illustrations of the tale of Lancelot and Guinevere."
Much previously unknown material by British poet-artist David Jones is revealed in this large and attractive volume. Read full book review >

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FEARLESS JONES by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

Even before sultry Elana Love walks into mild-mannered Paris Minton's life three months after his Watts bookstore opens, Mosley can't resist his signature scene: A pair of cops stroll into the shop determined to push Paris around just because he's a black man and it's 1954. Read full book review >

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CASEY JONES by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2001

Casey Jones, the King of the Iron Horse when the railroads ruled the land, gets polished to a hero's gleam in Drummond's rhymed telling of the stormy night he died. Read full book review >