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From the New York Times Bestselling Author of An American Marriage

“A love story . . . Full of perverse wisdom and proud joy . . . Jones’s skill for wry understatement never wavers.”
O: The Oprah Magazine

Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. Tayari Jones has written a novel filled with characters I’ll never forget. This is a book I’ll read more than once.”
Judy Blume

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. This is the third stunning novel from an author deemed "one of the most important writers of her generation" (the Atlanta Journal Constitution).

Fiction & Literature
May 8
Algonquin Books
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.

Customer Reviews

GraceEke ,

Amazing Book!

This woman was BORN to write! Amazingggg!

Sheena Gee ,

Great read

Great story and an easy read.

kcd216 ,

Enjoyed til the end

I loved this book until the end. The characters were complex and interesting and I enjoyed the different perspectives. However, I was very disappointed with the ending- not in what actually happened, but how rushed it felt compared to the rest of the novel. It was almost like the author just wanted to be done with the story and wrapped up as quickly as possible. I did really enjoy her other book, an American marriage and recommend it all the time.

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