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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Jones is such an incredibly gifted writer, his prose is succinct, true, impeccably crafted.
They are rooted in African American life but, in their treatment of love, sexuality, change, and character speak universally as well.
Jones often changes points of view, shifts time, and fills his stories with a variety of characters.
This is a compilation of many stories. Some of the stories were okay. I would probably want to see what else the author has written.Published 11 months ago by Roxms2003
I read his first novel the Known World and was very impressed. So I sought out this follow-up. It is very rare that I come across a writer who clearly and deftly captures the... Read morePublished on March 29, 2012 by Rindge J. Leaphart
UP FRONT---I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED ""THE KNOWN WORLD"".
THAT SAID--I THOUGHT THIS BOOK READ LIKE AN 800 PAGE BOOK
IN STEAD OF A 400 PAGE BOOK. Read more
It is 1901. Aubrey and Ruth Patterson are a newly married couple living in Washington D.C. Ruth cuts a baby down from a tree, much to her astonishment. She names the baby Miles. Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by Mary E. Sibley
The stories in this collection have more in common with the novel, 'The Known World', than with the other collection of Edward P Jones short stories, 'Lost in the City', in that... Read morePublished on September 20, 2008 by Rocco
All Aunt Hagar's Children is a collection of short stories by Washington D.C. native Edward P. Jones, it is his third book and the first since winning the Pulitzer Prize for The... Read morePublished on February 23, 2008 by Stephen Balbach
In his highly-acclaimed volume of 14 stories, "All Aunt Hagar's Children", Edward P. Jones draws portraits of African Americans who have migrated from the South to Washington D.C. Read morePublished on October 4, 2007 by Robin Friedman
This author has done it again with brilliant illustrations of a city and families that touch the core of our compassion. Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by Alma B. Williams
In All Aunt Hagar's Children, Edward Jones once again showers us with prose that is both concise and metaphoric. He is truly one of the great writers of our new century. Read morePublished on February 9, 2007 by J Martin Jellinek