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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
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 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
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
387429
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Silver sparrow : a novel, by Tayari Jones
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=1479228
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn794176733
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616201531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00009085
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CBC4251E-FB37-425F-B848-820E8A56F5D5
System control number
(OCoLC)794176733
Label
Silver sparrow : a novel, by Tayari Jones
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=1479228
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn794176733
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616201531
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00009085
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CBC4251E-FB37-425F-B848-820E8A56F5D5
System control number
(OCoLC)794176733

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