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By Joshua Barajas, Jeffrey Brown
Jesmyn Ward’s novel “Sing, Unburied, Sing” was our inaugural pick for the new PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.” As we concluded our reading of the novel, Ward took questions from readers on the PBS…
By Elizabeth Flock
Award-winning writer Jesmyn Ward joins Jeffrey Brown to answer readers’ questions about her novel “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” the first selection in the Now Read This book club, plus we announce what we’ll be reading for next month.
By Jeffrey Brown
Mississippi State Prison in Parchman, Mississippi, has a long history as a penitentiary. And it features as a haunted setting in Jesmyn Ward’s National Award-winning 2017 novel “Sing, Unburied, Sing.”…
By Hannah Grabenstein
The PBS NewsHour has teamed up with The New York Times to bring you a new book club called Now Read This. It will allow readers to participate in discussions in real time and ask questions of the authors. The…
By PBS NewsHour
The author shares her writing advice, daily writing routine and more.
Use these questions to help guide your discussions as you read the book over the next month.
By Tracy K. Smith
Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith reviews "Sing, Unburied, Sing."…
Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward writes the stories of the people and places she found absent in literature while growing up. Her new fiction novel, “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” weaves the supernatural with genuine characters that are molded by the rural and…
After writer and Tulane University professor Jesmyn Ward survived Hurricane Katrina while staying at her grandmother’s house, she wrote “Salvage the Bones,” an award-winning novel about a Mississippi family in the days leading up to the devastating storm. She joins…
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