8 /10

Silver Sparrow

by Tayari Jones

Snappy Review

This one will stay with me a while – a beautifully written story about the bewildering decisions adults make and the repercussions it has on their children; who are trying desperately to grow up and find their own identity.

Book Synopsis

From the winner of The Women’s Prize winner and New York Times Bestseller An American Marriage.

With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle.

Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon’s two families—the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode.

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