Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780060557560

All Aunt Hagar's Children

Jones, Edward P.

3.75 avg rating
( 1,341 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
9780060557560: All Aunt Hagar's Children

In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than ever

Returning to the city that inspired his first prizewinning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens. All Aunt Hagar's Children turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them further north, people who in Jones's masterful hands, emerge as fully human and morally complex, whether they are country folk used to getting up with the chickens or people with centuries of education behind them.

In the title story, in which Jones employs the first-person rhythms of a classic detective story, a Korean War veteran investigates the death of a family friend whose sorry destiny seems inextricable from his mother's own violent Southern childhood. In "In the Blink of God's Eye" and "Tapestry" newly married couples leave behind the familiarity of rural life to pursue lives of urban promise only to be challenged and disappointed.

With the legacy of slavery just a stone's throw away and the future uncertain, Jones's cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Edward P. Jones, the New York Times bestselling author, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for fiction, the National Book Critics Circle award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and the Lannan Literary Award for The Known World; he also received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004. His first collection of stories, Lost in the City, won the PEN/Hemingway Award and was short listed for the National Book Award. His second collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, was a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award. He has been an instructor of fiction writing at a range of universities, including Princeton. He lives in Washington, D.C.

From AudioFile:

Peter Francis James's melodious baritone is beautifully suited to this fine collection of short stories by Edward P. Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his earlier novel, THE KNOWN WORLD. The stories are predominantly about Southerners moving North to Washington, D.C., in the early and mid-twentieth century; although set relatively recently, they are replete with passages that seem as if they should begin "once upon a time." Accordingly, James speaks with a warmth and rhythm that invite listeners to settle back and listen. His pacing, particularly his use of telling pauses, is adept. And he shades characters with just enough personality to color the already-vivid scenes. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 1.99

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Fleamarketbooks
(Luzerne, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. {NEW} Hardback with Dust Jacket. First Edition. Remainder mark on bottom of page edges. Bookseller Inventory # 227608

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Richmond Hill, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad Press, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction returns with a collection of 14 short stories. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060557567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jones, Edward P. Author
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800605575601.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 0060557567. Bookseller Inventory # IM21223

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060557567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060557567

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Harpercollins (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 2006. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9780060557560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad Press, United States, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 157 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than everReturning to the city that inspired his first prizewinning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city s power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens. All Aunt Hagar s Children turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them further north, people who in Jones s masterful hands, emerge as fully human and morally complex, whether they are country folk used to getting up with the chickens or people with centuries of education behind them. In the title story, in which Jones employs the first-person rhythms of a classic detective story, a Korean War veteran investigates the death of a family friend whose sorry destiny seems inextricable from his mother s own violent Southern childhood. In In the Blink of God s Eye and Tapestry newly married couples leave behind the familiarity of rural life to pursue lives of urban promise only to be challenged and disappointed.With the legacy of slavery just a stone s throw away and the future uncertain, Jones s cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060557560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad Press, United States, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 157 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition is firmer than everReturning to the city that inspired his first prizewinning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city s power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens. All Aunt Hagar s Children turns an unflinching eye to the men, women, and children caught between the old ways of the South and the temptations that await them further north, people who in Jones s masterful hands, emerge as fully human and morally complex, whether they are country folk used to getting up with the chickens or people with centuries of education behind them. In the title story, in which Jones employs the first-person rhythms of a classic detective story, a Korean War veteran investigates the death of a family friend whose sorry destiny seems inextricable from his mother s own violent Southern childhood. In In the Blink of God s Eye and Tapestry newly married couples leave behind the familiarity of rural life to pursue lives of urban promise only to be challenged and disappointed.With the legacy of slavery just a stone s throw away and the future uncertain, Jones s cornucopia of characters will haunt readers for years to come. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060557560

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jones, Edward P. Author
Published by Amistad Press
ISBN 10: 0060557567 ISBN 13: 9780060557560
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Amistad Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060557567 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 4719775

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book