Silver Sparrow

With the novel’s opening line, "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle.
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368 pages

Average rating: 7.2




Community Reviews

Dec 31, 2023
Great read
Dec 04, 2023
6/10 stars
Once again, book diet is intact as this was a library book and this is another great recommendation from Books On The Nightstand podcast.

This book starts out with "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist." In the late 60s, James meets Gwen and they fall in love and have a daughter, Dana. Problem is, James was already married and had been for 10 years before he laid eyes on Gwen. He already had a daughter as well. Oh what tangled webs we more
Sep 29, 2023
9/10 stars
This book is definitely worth a second and third read. So beautifully written with characters I still remember so vividly even though I read it over a year ago. So many niche yet relatable topics of conflict that anyone can appreciate.
Jun 06, 2022
7/10 stars
“𝘐 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘭𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘺. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵, 𝘯𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘺.” Who would you feel worse for: a daughter who is a secret from her father’s other family but knows all about her half-sister’s life, or the daughter who is openly loved by her father but doesn’t know about his secret family?

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