Kaylie Jones Publishes First Novel in Ten Years

Akashic Books published Kaylie Jones’ fifth novel Speak Now in 2003. Later that year they reissued A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, her third novel originally published in 1990 by Bantam Books, which was adapted as a Merchant Ivory film in 1998. She is the editor of Akashic’s Long Island Noir.

Akashic is now the host publisher for Kaylie’s newest endeavor, Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint created to publish writers who bravely address serious issues—historical or contemporary—relevant to society today.

Kaylie Jones has published seven books, including a memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me. Her most recent novel, The Anger Meridian is available now from Akashic.


Praise for The Anger Meridian:

“Jones . . . has written a compulsively readable novel about a woman who manages to come into her own. With engaging characters, a compelling story, and a seductive sense of place, this is a literary treat.”
“Jones creates a seething portrait of a narcissistic mother in this story of an adult daughter’s attempt to reconcile the appearance of her prosperous and successful family with the harsh reality of a life built on a series of lies. . . . Jones keeps the action churning . . . but perhaps the novel’s greatest feat is Bibi, an all-too-real toxic monster of a mother.”
Publishers Weekly
“A fast-paced story of a woman who only stops lying to others once she stops lying to herself.”
Kirkus Reviews

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