Tayari Jones’s new novel Silver Sparrow has been garnering rave reviews from critics and fellow writers alike. Jennifer Weiner, best selling author of In Her Shoes, called it “an amazing, amazing read” yesterday on NBC’s “Today Show.” We couldn’t agree more. Check out some of Silver Sparrow’s recent media love, and be sure to read the excerpt at the bottom of the page.
- Watch The Today Show’s segment on the best Summer Beach Reads, as chosen by authors Jennifer Weiner and Harlan Coben. Silver Sparrow was the first book they recommended.
- Listen to Wednesday’s “Diane Rehm Show” to hear Diane Rehm’s hour long interview with Tayari.
- “Weekend Edition Saturday” recommended Silver Sparrow as one of seven books for summer reading.
- And don’t miss these great interviews with Tayari Jones on The Root, Jacket Copy, and Bookslut.
Praise for Silver Sparrow:
“Silver Sparrow, her third novel, is an astonishing leap forward . . . It’s Jones’ talent for these two voices, so vulnerable and deep-hearted, and for plot . . . that makes her novel impossible to put down until you find out how these sisters will discover their own versions of family.” —Los Angeles Times
“Populating this absorbing novel is a vivid cast of characters, each with his own story… Jones writes dialogue that is realistic and sparkling, with an intuitive sense of how much to reveal and when…thus laying the groundwork for one of literature’s most intriguing extended families.” –Anita Shreve, The Washington Post
“A love story … full of perverse wisdom and proud joy … Jones’s skill for wry understatement never wavers.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“Tayari Jones’s immensely pleasurable new novel pulls off a minor miracle … Subtly exploring the power of labels … Jones crafts an affecting tale about things, big and small, we forfeit to forge a family. There are no winners in this empathetic and provocative story, only survivors.”—MORE Magazine
“Charting a vast emotional unknown is Tayari Jones’s compelling third novel, Silver Sparrow, in which a teenage girl’s coming of age in 1990s Atlanta is shadowed by her dawning understanding of a corrosive secret – her father’s second family.” —Vogue
“If your mom is a fan of emotionally charged morality tales (and whose mom isn’t?), she’s going to devour Tayari Jones’s third novel, Silver Sparrow, in a single sitting. Jones, a native Atlantan, once again mines her town for material and strikes serious pay dirt.” —Essence
“Award winner Tayari Jones weaves a tale of Black bigamy and two families in the fascinating fiction of Silver Sparrow.”— Ebony
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