Silver Sparrow - Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow

Author: Tayari Jones

  • Publication Date: 2012-05-08
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4
(From 63 Ratings)


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).


  • Interesting twist in perspective!

    By FlowerchildKells
    I can say I’ve read this particular book 5 times already.. and I fell in love so I had to purchase a copy of my own! The way the author tells the story in the eyes of the so to speak “2nd wife’s (or) secret wife’s” daughters eyes is genius! Especially because kids don’t ask to be here so she shouldn’t have to pay for the choices her parents made.. I Fall in love with it each time..
  • Vivid storytelling

    By RhondaM
    This is the first book I read by Tayari Jones and it has me looking forward to reading her others.
  • Awesome!

    By CallMeAngie
    I'm not an avid reader but I finished this in a week while doing decorations for my wedding...Very easy read! The style makes it easy to become part of the story and really visualize everything.
  • Loved it

    By gdfrnd1418
    Comfortable and an easy read... Not completely predictable
  • Excellent book

    By 2GBTG
    Silver Sparrow is an awesome read with an intriguing plot. The author's writing style keeps your attention from the beginning to the end of the book. This book is simply awesome.