SILVER SPARROW Indie Next Top Pick

Topping the June Indie Next List of independent “bookseller-recommended handsells,” is a novel that has also been getting buzz on GalleyChat, Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (Algonquin, 5/24; Audio, Audiogo; Large Print, Thorndike).

The story is about two African-American half-sisters in Atlanta in the 1980’s, only one of whom is aware of the other. Their father is a bigamist, and one of his families is secret.

The Indie Next endorsement reads:

The unconventional, morally troubling relationships at the core of Jones’ Silver Sparrow illustrate the universality of the human quest for acknowledgment, legitimacy, love, and loyalty. As Chaurisse and her secret half-sister, Dana, move toward adulthood, they must shed idealistic notions of romantic and familial love to face difficult truths. A complex family drama, a richly crafted coming-of-age story, and a meditation on the nature of love and forgiveness, this is a gripping story with characters you will not soon forget.

Silver Sparrow
Tayari Jones
Retail Price: $19.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Algonquin Books – (2011-05-24)
ISBN / EAN: 1565129903 / 9781565129900

Jones was interviewed in BookSlut last month.

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