Silver Sparrow

  • by Tayari Jones
  • Narrated by Rosalyn Coleman Williams, Heather Alicia Simms
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow 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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Customer Reviews

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I purchased the book for a long business trip drive. It started off engaging at first, but then realism seemed to be absent in the middle. Character development would have helped; in the end, I was wanting the story to end.
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- Valerie


Author Tayari Jones is a great story teller. She snatched my interest from the first sentence and kept pulling me in through the end. I want a sequel.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-09-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.