By Tayari Jones
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565129900, 340pp.
Publication Date: May 24, 2011
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).
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