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The prizewinning novelist returns to Mississippi for her latest novel — and to a multitude of ghosts
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Books of The Times: Faulkner and Other Ghosts Sing Through Jesmyn Ward’s New Novel

Entertainment / Books : NYTimes: Books

Ward’s third novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” follows a tender teenager and his drug-addicted mother on a road trip.

Jesmyn Ward's 'Men We Reaped' is a tale of young men lost too soon

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In her memoir, 'Men We Reaped,' Jesmyn Ward writes about her upbringing in a poor Mississippi family and the violent, early deaths of five young men who were close to her. Jesmyn Ward's heart-wrenching new memoir, "Men We Reaped," i...

Jesmyn Ward's 'Sing, Unburied, Sing’ is multivocal and haunting

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Jesmyn Ward’s latest novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” is a multivocal book, switching voices from chapter to chapter. But its moral anchor is a young boy named JoJo, a biracial child in Mississippi who is essentially without parents a...

Books: Book Review: Jesmyn Ward: Salvage The Bones

Entertainment / Books : The A.V. Club - Books

A newly pregnant teenager staring down the barrel of Hurricane Katrina in rural Mississippi narrates Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage The Bones, a debut novel that begins in a sharp corner, but eventually succumbs to a general bleakness. Esch ...

The Rise and Return of Jesmyn Ward

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Vulture

Jesmyn Ward is, by all accounts, a faithful friend and a loving mother. The award-winning novelist is so devoted to family that she still lives in DeLisle, Mississippi, the largely impoverished town where she and her relatives weath...


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