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Silver Sparrow - Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow - Tayari Jones

Title: Silver Sparrow

Author:  Tayari Jones

ISBN:  9781786077967

Weight:  975 g

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Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

A breathtaking tale of family secrets, from the international bestselling author of An American Marriage

‘My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.’

This is the breathtaking story of a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle.  James Witherspoon has two families, one public, the other a closely guarded secret.  But when his daughters meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows the truth.  Theirs is a relationship destined to explode.

Silver Sparrow is the stunning new novel from the critically acclaimed winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, an author deemed one of the most important writers of her generation.

Peer & Press Reviews

This book is as moving, intimate and wise as An American Marriage on the topics of marriage, family and womanhood, and deserves similar acclaim.


Tayari Jones has taken Atlanta for her literary terroir, and like many of our finest novelists, she gives readers a sense of place in a deeply observed way.  But more than that, Jones has created in her main characters tour guides of that region: honest, hurt, observant and compelling young women whose voices cannot be ignored…  Impossible to put down.

Los Angeles Times

A book rich in complications and secrets…  The nature of love is one of Jones’s central themes, and it’s testament to her gifts that we care equally about both girls.

Daily Mail

Bibliographic Info

TitleSilver Sparrow
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

Silver Sparrow is the author’s third novel.  First published in the US by Algonquin Books in 2011 (9781565129900), this is the first time it’s been published in the UK.

(An American Marriage, the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner, was Tayari’s fourth novel but the first to be issued by a UK publisher.)

Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in straight after the front free endpaper.  (Printed on this page is the title, the name of the author and the name of the publisher.)
Book Stats
PublisherOneworld Publications
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139781786077967
ISBN 101786077965
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)242 x 162 x 34mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photographNina Subin
Jacket imageAmy Blackwell (leaf pattern)

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