Silver Sparrow (Hardcover, Large Print)

By Tayari Jones

Thorndike Press, 9781410440136, 461pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2011

June 2011 Indie Next List

“The unconventional, morally troubling relationships at the core of Jones' Silver Sparrow illustrate the universality of the human quest for acknowledgment, legitimacy, love, and loyalty. As Chaurisse and her secret half-sister, Dana, move toward adulthood, they must shed idealistic notions of romantic and familial love to face difficult truths. A complex family drama, a richly crafted coming-of-age story, and a meditation on the nature of love and forgiveness, this is a gripping story with characters you will not soon forget.”
— Libby Cowles, Maria's Bookshop, Durango, CO
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Description

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.
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