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Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

by Tayari Jones

I think of it [writing] as a sort of meditation, a way that we can connect simultaneously to ourselves and to something larger than ourselves.


Tayari Jones, 2010 (Copyright Rayon Richards)

Two families with teenage girls in 1980s Atlanta live very different lives, except for the one thing they share: James Witherspoon, who is married to two different women. One mother and daughter know James's secret. What happens when the other mother and daughter learn of his deception?

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