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The Resource Silver sparrow : a novel, by Tayari Jones

Silver sparrow : a novel, by Tayari Jones

Label
Silver sparrow : a novel
Title
Silver sparrow
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Tayari Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and 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 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Tayari
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O63
LC item number
S56 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Polygamy
  • African American teenage girls
  • Sisters
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Silver sparrow : a novel, by Tayari Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn664666689
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
340 p.
Isbn
9781565129900
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010048098
System control number
(OCoLC)664666689
Label
Silver sparrow : a novel, by Tayari Jones
Publication
Control code
ocn664666689
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
340 p.
Isbn
9781565129900
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010048098
System control number
(OCoLC)664666689

Library Locations

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