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The Untelling
The Untelling | Tayari Jones
17 posts | 8 read | 1 reading | 16 to read
Aria Jackson lived through the car crash that killed her father and brother when she was nine. At 25 she begins to unearth secrets about family, friends, her past, and her altered reality in this journey through truth and forgiveness.
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dariazeoli
The Untelling | Tayari Jones
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#WeeklyForecast

📚Finish tagged book 🎧, Morningstar, and A Warning
📚Continue #TheJoyfulVeganBuddyRead and Mrs. Saint and the Defectives
📚Resume #chronologicalkingread with The Waste Lands
In February:
📚#TBRCrew buddy read: Start The Cuckoo‘s Calling
📚#AuthorAMonth: Start The Nickel Boys

Cinfhen Ahhhh, good to know what‘s coming up for #AuthorAMonth 😁👍🏽 (edited) 2h
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Well-ReadNeck
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Bailedbailed

Meh. I absolutely LOVED An American Marriage and Silver Sparrow, but this one was sort of lackluster. #MountTBR

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emilyhaldi
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Mehso-so

Tayari Jones is a master at dissecting the struggles of familial and romantic relationships. This is the story of Ariadne and how her family dynamic changes after a fatal car accident when she is young. Her writing is a bit lacking in this book (her second) but I will continue to read her future work bc I LOVED Silver Sparrow and American Marriage ❤️

Reviewsbylola Omg I was obsessed with the name Ariadne in HS. Convinced I would use that name for a future child. 😂😂 13mo
emilyhaldi Thank goodness you didn‘t 😳 @Reviewsbylola 13mo
Cinfhen I also thought this book was pretty mediocre and pretty lackluster 😏 13mo
emilyhaldi So disappointing @Cinfhen I'm glad I started with American Marriage first, if this had been my first book of hers I might have avoided reading more 😅 13mo
Cinfhen Yup!!! 13mo
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Eggs
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Her prose, both delicate and rough, seeps into you like melted butter. Her characters, especially the women, are extraordinary and original. Jones explores the meaning of parenting, sisters, best friends, infertility, marriage, love, and grief. Need to let this one sink in a while...

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Brooke_H
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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

Not nearly as good as An American Marriage but still a gripping, compulsive read dealing with infertility, relationships, female friendship and motherhood. Using this as a sub for #MarchMadnessChallenge (NC) Thanks for gifting me this book @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 also was my #Floweroncover #booked2018

emilyhaldi Well it would be hard to compare to AM, but still excited to read it! 👏🏻 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome 😘😘😘😘 2y
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Cinfhen
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Next up...a book gifted to me by the fabulous @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and my stand in replacement for #MarchMadnessChallenge An American Marriage (which I read & loved) This will also work for #floweroncover #booked2018

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope it‘s good!!! Let me know!!! 💗☺️😘 2y
Cathythoughts Looks beautiful 💕 2y
emilyhaldi I have this in my bookoutlet cart right now along with her 2 other books. Loved American Marriage so much I need to read them all!! 2y
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Cinfhen It‘s ok so far @emilyhaldi first chapter was 🔥💥🔥but now it‘s starting to fizzle a little... 2y
Cinfhen I also have a BookOutlet cart ready to go...#scaredtohitsend 😬😬😬 @emilyhaldi (edited) 2y
emilyhaldi Ugh, I'm always #scarestohitsend. Also conflicted whether to narrow down my haul or get enough books to get me free shipping 🤔 2y
Cinfhen I hit the send button 😳 @emilyhaldi 2y
Cinfhen Same @emilyhaldi I‘ll order 4 more books just to avoid $5.00 shipping fee 🙄#shittymathskills 2y
emilyhaldi Yikes me too @Cinfhen 😬 although I limited myself to $20 so I'm feeling pretty proud at the moment 💁🏻‍♀️ can't wait to see your haul! 2y
Cinfhen I also kept my order under $20 @emilyhaldi I‘m excited to see your haul too...BTW....I had to add @Reviewsbylola 2y
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Cinfhen
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#BookMail #RealLifeAngel @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks just sent me & my daughter the MOST THOUGHTFUL gift 💚💗💚Feeling truly blessed for the gift of friendship 🙏🏻Thank you so much, Misty #NotEnoughWords to express my appreciation 😘😘😘 and the wrapping was exquisite 🌷💕🌸

LeahBergen Lovely! 💕💕 2y
Mdargusch So sweet! 2y
Tamra Litten 💚 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!!! I‘m so thankful for you and our friendship 😘💕😘💕 You are one of the sweetest and most genuine people I know!! ❤️❤️ 2y
rohit-sawant That's so wonderful! 💜 2y
emilyhaldi Lovely! 💕 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#flowers I can‘t wait for my flowers to grow!! 🌷🌼
#Readingresolutions

I‘ve got high hopes for the tagged book because An American Marriage is so good!!!

MallenNC Tayari Jones is my favorite contemporary author. I hope you like The Untelling. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MallenNC I‘m sure I will!!! I went ahead and bought her backlist from ThriftBooks!!! It took her 6 years to write An American Marriage, so we may be waiting a while!!! 2y
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know! I‘ve been waiting since I read Silver Sparrow years ago. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MallenNC she needs to get with it!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you finished ? @MallenNC I forgot to tag you!! 🤣 (edited) 2y
SilversReviews Beautiful photo. (edited) 2y
Bookishthoughts What a cute display !💕🌼 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LazyDays thank you 💛💚 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#impulsebuybooks #🕯
#Feninbooks18 #thisremindsmeof

Because I have a feeling I‘m going to love her ❤️

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MicheleinPhilly
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SUPER SALE ALERT! $4.99 across most platforms.

LauraBeth 🙌🙌 2y
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alisonrose
The Untelling | Tayari Jones
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This is a very heartbreaking story but told in a plain spoken manner - she doesn't lay the character's pain on so thick where it feels gratuitous like some books do with such serious subject matter. I liked that each woman in the story was her own person and stood out from the others. The ending felt a little rushed and I wish we had more to Aria's story after it. Think this was written in 2005 so probably no sequel coming, though, heh 4/5 ⭐️

alisonrose Content note that this book does deal with infertility, so if that's a painful subject for you, be aware going in. For me it's interesting to see that side. I'm infertile due to a medical condition, but I'm also totally fine with it because I never wanted kids. But I know how awful it would be for most people and appreciate the topic being talked about 2y
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alisonrose
The Untelling | Tayari Jones

The human body is so delicate. When anything goes wrong, hormones, enzymes, just the slightest thing, everything starts to malfunction. Ariadne, the miracle is that people are able to live at all.

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alisonrose
The Untelling | Tayari Jones

Lawrence once told me that it takes forty-two muscles to smile. Watching Dwayne, I could see the strain in every single one of them.

LeahBergen 😆 2y
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alisonrose
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February is Black History Month & @laurenandthebooks started #Femmeuary, So I'm reading only books by Black American women authors this month. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones was a fave, so eager to read more from her. Her newest book is on its way to me in my BOTM box. But I had this on my TBR shelves, 30 pages in and loving it! First TBR post https://alisonroseisreading.blogspot.com/2018/02/next-5-tbr-volume-3-femmeuary-a...

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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@Reecaspieces I found the tagged book at the Goodwill store today!!! I hope we get to go to the book signing!! Have you read any of her books? My first @ChrisBohjalian book!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Goodwill finds!! #bookhaul

Reecaspieces I love @ChrisBohjalian. I actually bought a signed copy of that book at that same book store the last time I was there...which was when we had lunch. 😂. I very seldom get to tupelo. I end up in Memphis for some reason. And no I have never read one of her books. But they look good! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reecaspieces that‘s awesome!!! I found a signed Kristin Hannah book today there for $5.00!!! 2y
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KarynGood I read Midwives many years ago and really enjoyed it! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @KarynGood I was actually looking at that one in Thriftbooks!! 2y
Mdargusch Great books! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch yay!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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MallenNC
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My favorite contemporary author is Tayari Jones. This is her #sophomorenovel though she's best known for her third book, Silver Sparrow. I cannot wait to read her new book in 2018! #jubilantjuly @RealLifeReading

RadicalReader @MallenNC this sounds like an absolutely wonderful novel. Love discovering new authors and their masterpieces 2y
MallenNC @RadicalReader I love Tayari Jones so I love when people discover her. I hope you like her work! Her new book comes out in early 2018 2y
RadicalReader @MallenNC thanks so much for that tidbit of helpful information. Like the breadcrumbs leading Hansel and Gretle to the candy house in the forest 2y
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