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2013 Longlist

Silver Sparrow

ABOUT
THE BOOK

With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,”Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle.

 

 

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Tayari
Jones

Tayari Jones has written for McSweeney’s, the New York Times, and the Believer. Her previous novels are Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling, winner of the Lillian C. Smith Award. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers-Newark and blogs on writing at www.tayarijones.com

Tayari Jones has written for McSweeney’s, the New York Times, and the Believer. Her previous novels are Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling, winner of the Lillian C. Smith Award. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers-Newark and blogs on writing at www.tayarijones.com

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

A secret bigamist’s two daughters meet and form a friendship that is explosive and heart breaking. Flawed characters surrounded by tight prose.

Exceptional writing and storytelling.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/05/2011
Author
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Nominating Library

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