All Aunt Hagar's Children

All Aunt Hagar's Children

Large Print - 2006
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Edward P. Jones, a prodigy of the short story, returns to the form that first won him praise in this new collection of stories, All Aunt Hagar's Children. Here he turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them in the city, people who in Jones's masterful hands emerge as fully human and morally complex. With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw behind them and the future uncertain, Jones's cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come.

Publisher: New York : HarperLargePrint , c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060853518
Branch Call Number: 813/.54 22
Characteristics: 641 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Feb 18, 2021

Lost in the City is a 1992 collection of short stories by Edward P. Jones. Fran Lebowitz was introduced to this collection during the pandemic, and has since recommended it to all her friends. To paraphrase Fran, "if you don't love this book, your'e not my friend". Edward P. Jones is one of the greatest unsung living American writers today. Period. Read this book along with his later collection of short stories, Aunt Hagar's Children. The first story in Lost in the City is connected to the first story in Aunt Hagar's, and so on. To get the full history of the characters one must read the first story in each book, then go to the second story in each, and so on. Mr. Jones' 2003 novel, The Known World, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. These three brilliant works appear to be his only published material.

Read all three books. Recommend them to your friends. Sing the praises of Edward P. Jones. Contemporary fiction is not dead.


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