Tiffany Quay Tyson

Tiffany Quay Tyson (Fiction) | Denver, CO

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Tiffany Quay Tyson is a writer living in Denver, Colorado. Three Rivers is her debut novel. She was born and raised in Mississippi, where most of her fiction is set. Her short fiction has been published in The Tulane Review and Peeks & Valleys: A Southern Journal. Essays have appeared on the Huffington Post and in Colorado Runner Magazine. She has served on the board of directors for Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and leads workshops for the Lighthouse Young Writers Program. Program.


Three Rivers (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015). Fiction. Novel.
Three Rivers (Thomas Dunne Books, 2015). Fiction. Novel.

Press & Reviews

Three Rivers feels like a modern Southern gothic tale, with big themes and memorable characters. Compelling and entertaining, it’s worth your time.”
—Mississippi Business Journal

Three Rivers explores the unknowable relationship between the choices life demands and the permission it doesn’t ask for.”
The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal

Three Rivers is reminiscent of a Beth Henley play or a Flannery O’Connor story. At its contemporary Southern Gothic best, Three Rivers propels the reader along like the deep, fast currents of the floodwaters Tyson so aptly describes, rushing toward a poignant, cathartic ending.”
The (Jackson, MS) Clarion-Ledger

Three Rivers is highly readable, rich in character and story with a delightful dark humor. It engages us; we care about these people – in spite of their flaws, or maybe because of them. We want to know what happens to them. Will they survive? Or will their flaws and poor choices bring them down? In the end the novel is about redemption.”
North Denver Tribune

“Tyson…writes with exuberance, confidence, and humor. This is her first novel; it should not be her last.”
Delta Magazine

“Tyson’s good-old-fashioned Southern drama appears right in time for storm season.”

“Tyson’s debut is a modern Southern novel with a dark gothic feel and a few elements of magical realism.”
Library Journal

“Tiffany Quay Tyson’s beguiling debut draws the reader into a fast-paced story of family secrets and lies—no member of the Mahaffey family is quite what they seem. Three Rivers has all the necessary ingredients for a grand Southern tale—complicated families trying to love each other better, epic weather, and a spiritual quest.”
—Amy Franklin-Willis, author of The Lost Saints of Tennessee

“Tiffany Quay Tyson’s funny, furious, and tender debut is a rush of a read, full of all the beauty and strangeness of the modern South.”
—Eleanor Brown, New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters

Three Rivers is a heartfelt, redemptive, sometimes harrowing, and irresistible novel. Tiffany Quay Tyson is an enchanter casting her spell with lyrical prose, evocative details, and spellbinding characters. She knows that every story is many stories, and she handles the complex tales of violence, infidelity, poverty and dire family secrets with intelligence, grace, and courage. She gives me what I long for in fiction: compassion, provocation, and characters I care about as much as she does.”
—John Dufresne, author of No Regrets, Coyote

“A dangerous storm in the Mississippi Delta sets this page-turning, emotion-filled debut in motion. Tyson delights throughout with richly crafted characters that will leave you cheering them on as they struggle to find their way to calmer days.”
—Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of The Funeral Dress

Three Rivers, Tiffany Quay Tyson’s wonderful first novel, is a rich exploration of love, family, obligation, and the South, at times moody and poignant, at times darkly funny. As storm waters flood the Mississippi Delta, three stories converge, secrets come to light, and the characters push toward renewal and a fresh understanding. This story will stick with you long after you close the cover on the final glimpse of the wild, musical landscape.”
—William Haywood Henderson, author of Augusta Locke

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