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The Resource Silver sparrow, a novel by Tayari Jones

Silver sparrow, a novel by Tayari Jones

Label
Silver sparrow
Title
Silver sparrow
Statement of responsibility
a novel 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
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Jones, Tayari
Index
no index present
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.)
Label
Silver sparrow, a novel by Tayari Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
664666689
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781565129900
Lccn
2010048098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Silver sparrow, a novel by Tayari Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
664666689
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781565129900
Lccn
2010048098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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