Silver Sparrow, by Jones, Tayari
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- ISBN: 9781565129900 | 1565129903
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/24/2011
James Witherspoon is a bigamist. His daughter, Dana, and her mother both know about James's other daughter, Chaurisse, who lives with his other wife in a nicer neighborhood nearby. But Chaurisse and her mother are blissfuly unaware of James's secret family. When Dana--tired of a life in the shadows--accidently meets her half-sister, she befriends her. For Dana, it's an irresistible opportunity to secrtly see how the other half lives. For Chaurisse, Dana is a glamorous friend--a "silver girl" possessing all the style, popularity, and long pretty hair that Chaurisse thinks would make her happy. but their friendship is destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered. Set in 1980s Atlanta and told in the alternating voices of the two girls, this is a classic story of loyalty and love, class and privilege. Like the early works of Toni Morrison, Jones's story is populated with rich, flawed characters who win and then break your heart. Written with grace and style, Silver Girl is the novel that will put Jones on the lieterary map.