The Untelling by Tayari Jones

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Aria Jackson lived through the car crash that killed her father and brother when she was nine. At 25 she begins to unearth secrets about family, friends, her past, and her altered reality in this journey through truth and forgiveness.
 

About Tayari Jones

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Tayari Jones is the author of two previous novels. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers and blogs on writing at www.tayari jones.com/blog.
 
Published October 15, 2007 by Grand Central Publishing. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Whenever she sees Dwayne, who is six foot four and solid, she burbles, “He was the type of man that made you just want to climb up and hide in the branches.” Dwayne is certainly charming, disarming her mother and sister, and he seems like a good catch, but the dénouement that brings their final r...

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After graduating from Spelman, Aria goes to work at a local literacy center, where she is drawn to outspoken Keisha Evers, a young teen pregnant with her second child.

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Tayari Jones's first novel, LEAVING ATLANTA, was a sensitive tale of children growing up during the Atlanta child murders, told from their perspective.

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Tayari Jones tells a poignant tale of love and loss in her sophomore novel, THE UNTELLING.

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