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Jones, Gayl A.

(born: 1949) 

Born in Lexington, KY, Gayl A. Jones is a noted author. In the 1970s she published Corregidora, Eva's Man, and White Rat. She is also a poet, short story writer, and novelist. She was a faculty member at the University of Michigan. Jones left the school in 1984 and lived for a while in Europe. She published The Healing in 1998, the year of her husband's suicide after their return to the U.S.; they had settled in Lexington. Gayl Jones is the daughter of Franklin and Lucille Watson Jones. She is a graduate of Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Connecticut College (B.A.), and Brown University (M.A. & Ph.D.). For more see "The Saddest Story," Time Canada, vol. 151, issue 9, p. 42; The Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature, edited by C. Buck; In Black and White. A guide to magazine articles, newspaper articles, and books concerning Black individuals and groups, 3rd ed., edited by M. M. Spradling; and World Authors 1990-1995, by C. Thompson.

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NKAA Entry: Spradling, Mary E. Mace
NKAA Source: Corregidora
NKAA Source: Eva's man
NKAA Source: The white rat : short stories
NKAA Source: The healing
NKAA Source: Time Canada (periodical)
NKAA Source: Bloomsbury guide to women's literature
NKAA Source: In Black and white : a guide to magazine articles, newspaper articles, and books concerning more than 15,000 Black individuals and groups
NKAA Source: World authors 1990-1995

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