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Silver Sparrow in the Media

No Comments Tayari Jones’s new novel Silver Sparrow has been garnering rave reviews from critics and fellow writers alike.  Jennifer Weiner, best selling author of In Her Shoes, called it “an amazing, amazing read” yesterday on NBC’s…

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On Writing: Alexander Chee and Tayari Jones

6 Comments 6 Comments Alexander Chee, the author of Edinburgh, talks with Tayari Jones about her new novel Silver Sparrow.   I first met Tayari Jones at the MacDowell Colony in 2007. It was summer, and I was there…

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BookExpo America: Buzz Books & Photos

2 Comments 2 Comments Recently we attended the annual BookExpo America trade show, the largest publishing gathering in the country, to promote our current and forthcoming Fall 2011 titles. The reception this year was quite spectacular, and many of…

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Publication Day: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

69 Comments 69 Comments With the opening line of “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle.   Set…

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BEA 2011 @ BOOTH #4252

3 Comments 3 Comments Will you be at Book Expo America this year? The Algonquin booth (#4252) will be rocking all week with author appearances and signings, must-grab galley giveaways, and more. Please join us for the following–all events…

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AWP Recap by Caroline Leavitt

2 Comments 2 Comments Heidi Durrow (in center with black scarf), Caroline Leavitt (to Heidi's right), and other authors at AWP AWP doesn’t really stand for awesome writers party, but it sort of should. I’m in the midst of…

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Silver Sparrow Giveaway. And the Winners Are …

1 Comment 1 Comment Back in late January we announced that Algonquin author Tayari Jones was giving away three Advance Review Copies of her forthcoming novel, Silver Sparrow (publishing in late May). Over 200 people entered! Tayari, being the…

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Win This: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

2 Comments 2 Comments A Silver Sparrow Giveaway! . Just leave a comment on Tayari’s blog post for a chance to win! Do you want a copy of my new novel? . If you do, you’re in luck. My…

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Censor Huck Finn? Opinion Piece by Tayari Jones

3 Comments 3 Comments As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the NewSouth is publishing an updated version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that omits racially sensitive words. We consider this completely backwards and can’t help but imagine…

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