Best Books of 2011
NONFICTION Color Me English: Migration and Belonging Before and After 9/11 By Caryl Phillips The New Press In this book of personal and critical essays, Caryl Phillips explores themes of cultural awareness and racial identity that are often at the center of his engaging fiction. Color Me English is a profound collection of previously written,
July 7, 2011 – Tayari Jones, in the midst of a 30-city book tour, made a stop at McNally Jackson Bookstore in NYC to read from her new novel Silver Sparrow. After the reading she was joined by Sara Nelson of O magazine for a lively conversation.
Tayari Jones: Interview
With the release of her third novel, Tayari Jones continues her ascendency up the literary ladder. Silver Sparrow “chronicles the not-quite-parallel lives of Dana Lynn Yarboro and Bunny Chaurisse Witherspoon in 1980s Atlanta. Both girls-born four months apart-are the daughters of James Witherspoon, a secret bigamist, but only Dana and her mother, Gwen, are aware…