The Resource Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

Label
Silver Sparrow
Title
Silver Sparrow
Statement of responsibility
by Tayari Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the New York Times Bestselling Author of An American Marriage “A love story . . . Full of perverse wisdom and proud joy . . . Jones’s skill for wry understatement never wavers.” —O: The Oprah Magazine “Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. Tayari Jones has written a novel filled with characters I’ll never forget. This is a book I’ll read more than once.” —Judy Blume With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, "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. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel 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. This is the third stunning novel from an author deemed "one of the most important writers of her generation" (the Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Summary
In 1980s Atlanta, James Witherspoon is living a double life. He has two families, a public one and a secret one. When the daughters from each family become friends, James' secrets are revealed and lives are changed forever
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for Fiction, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
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387429
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jones, Tayari
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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  • 770
  • 770
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Silver Sparrow
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616201531
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Silver Sparrow
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781616201531
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

  • James City County LibraryBorrow it
    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
    37.377573 -76.770995
  • WRL Mobile Library ServicesBorrow it
    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
    37.377573 -76.770995
  • Williamsburg LibraryBorrow it
    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
    37.377573 -76.770995
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