Silver sparrow

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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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subject_facet African American families -- Fiction, African American teenage girls -- Fiction, Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Polygamy -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
title_display Silver sparrow
title_full Silver Sparrow, Silver sparrow / a novel by Tayari Jones
title_short Silver sparrow
topic_facet African American Fiction, African American families, African American teenage girls, Fathers and daughters, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Mothers and daughters, Polygamy, Sisters, Young Adult Fiction