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Algonquin Book Club:Watch Tayari Jones and Judy Blume

June 20, 2012 • No Comments

“Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. Tayari Jones has written a novel filled with characters I’ll never forget. This is a book I’ll read more than once.” —Judy Blume
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Tayari Jones & Judy Blume: Remember Your Teenage Self

No Comments June 18, 2012 • No Comments

We all remember our teenage selves. The good, the bad and the misguided fashion choices. It’s the stuff of great novels. Just ask Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow. Or Judy Blume, the author who…

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Tayari Jones: ‘My Story Wasn’t My Story Alone…’

No Comments May 17, 2012 • No Comments

“… It belongs to everyone.”
Tayari Jones talks here about what led her to write Silver Sparrow, her compelling novel that is resonating with readers far and wide, from NPR to Ann Patchett. Brand new…

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Readers’ Block: Childhood’s Forbidden Pleasures

5 Comments August 15, 2011 • 5 Comments

Growing up, before my parents became extremely lenient and our residence became ‘the party house,’ my parents were sometimes weird about what I could and couldn’t read. Although they were incredibly awesome about my purchasing…

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October 21, 2010

Why I Love English Teachers

1 Comment October 21, 2010 • 1 Comment

1. I had my first shameless obsession with an English teacher when I was in kindergarten. Of course, she was also the craft maker and the hand holder and the nap enforcer, but I knew…

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