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 the 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. This is the third stunning novel from an author deemed "one of the most important writers of her generation" (the Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Why I love this book!
A rich, complicated and heartbreaking story about how secret sisters find each other and lose each other. This book makes you feel profound effect that parents have on their children and loyalty on love. Love and home are recurring themes and their effect on the lives of 2 daughters, their 2 mothers and the man both women are in love with.
Who doesn’t want to be loved? Who doesn’t want to know what it’s like to go home and sleep in a bed that is your own, lying on a pillow that smells of your own hair.
Comforting and inviting Banana Nut Bread captures the warm bakery aroma of home. Notes of toasted walnut and ripe banana with nutmeg and sugar for a blend that’s perfectly nutty and sweet. Vanilla adds sweetness to this toasty scent.