Silver sparrow: a novel

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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 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 when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich yet flawed characters—the father, the two mothers, the grandmother, and the uncle—she also reveals the joy, as well as the destruction, they brought to one another's lives.

At the heart of it all are the two lives at stake, and like the best writers—think Toni Morrison with The Bluest Eye—Jones portrays the fragility of these young girls with raw authenticity as they seek love, demand attention, and try to imagine themselves as women, just not as their mothers.

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9781565129900
9781616201531
9781616200664
9781982490300
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UG
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Lexile measure:
770L
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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 when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich yet flawed characters—the father, the two mothers, the grandmother, and the uncle—she also reveals the joy, as well as the destruction, they brought to one another's lives.

At the heart of it all are the two lives at stake, and like the best writers—think Toni Morrison with The Bluest Eye—Jones portrays the fragility of these young girls with raw authenticity as they seek love, demand attention, and try to imagine themselves as women, just not as their mothers.

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subject_facetAfrican American families -- Fiction
African American teenage girls -- Fiction
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Polygamy -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
title_displaySilver sparrow : a novel
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Silver sparrow : a novel [electronic resource] Jones, Tayari.
title_shortSilver sparrow
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American families
African American teenage girls
Electronic books
Fathers and daughters
Fiction
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Polygamy
Sisters