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Critical Praise

"Tayari Jones is one of the finest writers of her generation."

——Pearl Cleage, author of Babylon Sisters

"An impressive return to Atlanta, following Tayari Jones's award-winning debut novel…will stir readers to evaluate their own lives, and be resolved to the fact that life is what it is."

——Black Issues Book Review

"Jones is a remarkable novelist, able to face down the tragedies of life with the clarity and beauty and even the dark humor of a true artist…A flat-out brilliant writer."

——Robert Olen Butler, author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

"Succeeds mightily...truly a wonderful story. Jones is a talent to be reckoned with."

——Boston Globe

"Convincing and genuine."

——Publishers Weekly

"Sometimes wry, sometimes poignant, always honest…Jones is a keen guide…her descriptions have an almost tender quality. In the end, Aria has managed to acquire both dignity and sympathy, and THE UNTELLING has worked a most…welcome charm."

——Washington Post Book World

"A story of deep hurt and slow realization, injury and recovery, and the way people genuinely change their lives. I love it."

——Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina