Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Meet Tayari Jones
Tayari Jones is a brilliant young sistah whose novels are tearing up the bestseller lists. Born in Atlanta, where most of her fiction is set, her debut, Leaving Atlanta recalls her experiences as a 10 year old during the mysterious and terrifying child murders of 1979-81. She followed that up with The Untelling, the compassionate story of a young woman dealing with infertility and family trauma. Her newest novel, The Silver Sparrow, depicts the growing relationship, and resentments between 2 teenage girls who discover they share a father. Never melodramatic, but with a gift for presenting sympathetic characters in unsympathetic situations. Jones is a writer to watch.