Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones has written for McSweeney’s, the New York Times, and the Believer. Her previous novels are Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling, winner of the Lillian C. Smith Award. Jones holds degress from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty at rutgers-newark and blogs on writing at

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Books by Tayari Jones

by Tayari Jones - Fiction

In a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, James Witherspoon has two families --- the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters.