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Silver Sparrow
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Laughterhp
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Not sure exactly why I decided to pick up a book about bigamy. I needed a book set in the 80‘s for #pop22

This story has 2 parts, one following each daughter/wife‘s lives. One family knows about the other, but the other family has no idea James has been cheating their whole life/relationship.

Set in 1980s Atlanta. This story is about they affect each others lives.

#novelnovember - book 4 I think

BarbaraBB I really liked this one! 3d
Cinfhen I liked this one too @BarbaraBB but not as much as 3d
Laughterhp Yes! I liked An American Marriage too, which is why I picked up another book by this author! I was surprised that I liked this one too, because I hate cheating books. @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB 3d
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Cinfhen True!! Both of these books involve cheating partners 3d
squirrelbrain I enjoyed An American Marriage but never really fancied this one! 3d
BarbaraBB I liked this one much better that An American Marriage 🤷🏻‍♀️ @Cinfhen 3d
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DLQBOOKNERD
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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TheSpineView
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Lady Bird

Klou Sounds interesting. Great pick! 5mo
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Donna1980
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Mehso-so

This book felt personal to the author and I wasn‘t surprised to read at the end that it was loosely based on her own experiences. Both of the female voices are strong and easily distinguishable as they tell the same story from their perspective. I felt immersed in their stories and therefore parts were uncomfortable to read. It is the talent of the author to evoke these feelings in the reader and I think for Jones this is very much her intention.

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Hannah_11
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Pickpick

I‘ll never not love Tayari‘s writing. Simple, elegant, you believe every word. #pick #silversparrow #holidayread

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bookandbedandtea
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Pickpick

This is beautifully written. I liked both girls and kept hoping for some kind of happy ending- though I couldn't imagine what that would look like. Turns out the author knew all along that none of them would come out of this whole.
Weirdly, the other book I picked up today also deals with a secret daughter.
@TheAromaofBooks This is my #BookSpin for April.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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MallenNC
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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#WonderousWednesday

1. Silver Sparrow (tagged)
2. Lolita (I‘ve never read it!)
3. Romance (one of my current reads)

@Eggs Thanks for the tag from @TheSpineView

Eggs Thanks for playing 💖 10mo
TheSpineView You're welcome! 😘 10mo
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nocto
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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This was my #doublespin for September and I loved it. It‘s the story of a bigamous marriage told through the eyes of the daughter. I love it when you see one side of a story and then things flip and you see the other side too. Things are never quite how they seem and I ended up with sympathy for everyone involved.

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OriginalCyn620
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Very good! Came highly recommended from @MallenNC and I‘m glad to have finally read it!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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andioop
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
Pickpick

Phew, I am so behind on my goals, but I got through this, finally. It‘s a heart-wrenching love letter to Atlanta and to teenaged girls. I really liked it.

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MallenNC
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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There‘s a lot of jealousy running through this book, because of the way one man treats his two families. (I highly recommend this one. It‘s my favorite of Tayari Jones‘ books.)
#PersonVsJealousy #ConflictedWorlds

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!!! 1y
Eggs 💙📖🐦💙 1y
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andrew61
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Tayari Jones skill is creating characters placed in situations where they are put under emotional strain. I enjyd american marriage which was that pressure cooker scenario, + in this the bk opens telling us that Dana's father is a bigamist. The bk then splits between the half sisters Dana + chaurisse as they mature altho chaurisse does not know abt Dana, while D befriends her sibling. Well told but the dad is a sorry character + lies dominate.

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jdiehr
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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After reading a snippet of this book at the end of 'American Marriage,' I couldn't wait to read the story.

It was good. I enjoyed it. But I'm wondering how much I'll remember in a few weeks time...

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TheEllieMo
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 189
#BooksToRead #TBRPile #TBRMountain

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rachaich
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Mehso-so

Two girls, two mothers, one dad... as one daughter finds out more about the other, so we learn more about the characters. Moving back and forth in era, this story of relationships and black Alabama was interesting but not as readable as I'd wished. I have in mind that I found similar with her first when I began that one.

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rachaich
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Damnit!
Go to return library books and manage to spot 5 books I wanted, including this one 🙀📖📖🙈

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Andrew65
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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A day late @Bookworm04

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

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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vlwelser
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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This was really good. I liked the #audiobook also.

Thank you for the recommendation @MallenNC ! I'm sure my #bookclub loved it. Mostly because I did.

#BookSpinBingo square 1
@TheAromaofBooks

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vlwelser
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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I'm really not ready for April, which is absurd because it's happening whether I'm ready or not. I haven't finished posting March books. But whatev. On to the next thing!

Here is my #BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo list for April. @TheAromaofBooks

Tagged is my IRL #bookclub pick which I'm pretty excited about.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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NovelNancyM
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Tayari Jones has such a way with character development that when the first part of the book ended as told by Dana I was upset as I didn't want to let her go. However, the second half of the book as told from the point of view of Chaurisse left me with whole different impressions of James, Raleigh, Laverne, Gwen, Dana and Chaurisse. I truly enjoy character driven novels and this one did not disappoint!

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JillR
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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A story about a messy family with a secret as they edge towards what is clearly inevitable. I‘m left with annoyance and irritation at the oddly passive male characters, and sadness for the women and girls left in their wake. It‘s an easy, engaging read although strangely didn‘t quite hit with the emotion I‘d expect from the story. However it held my attention when I was really quite distracted which is a very good sign!

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MindyK59
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Pickpick

I enjoyed reading this book. It has a premise that to me is hard to believe so as I got further into the story I wondered how it would end. I think it ended just how it was probably supposed to but I guess I was hoping that it would have a magical ending in which everyone was happy and understanding about the situation. But that only happens in fairy tales.

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RenePenn
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Mehso-so

“What doesn‘t kill you, doesn‘t kill you. That‘s all you get.”

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RenePenn
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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TheBookHippie
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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@Chelleo Such a wonderful package!! #BlitsySwap

Thank you so much!!! I love it all!!!!!!

Chelleo Yay... enjoy! 2y
TheBookHippie @Chelleo I hope you do it again I missed the joining in part I would love to participate! Thanks again, it is truly just wonderful. 2y
Chelleo I usually do signups in late November (after Thanksgiving) and keep it open into early December. I also try to tag past participants which you are now included 😉 2y
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TheBookHippie @Chelleo my son snatched Michelle Obama‘s book to read tonight 🤍 2y
TheBookHippie @Chelleo I look forward to next year🤣🤍 2y
Chelleo Hope your son enjoys the book 😆 2y
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Mitch
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Lockdown Valentines ! Mr K bakes me a loaf of sourdough and scored it with love hearts, books and chocolate from #bookcupidswap and a puppy who‘s trying hard to have a lazy morning!

Cathythoughts Beautiful ❤️ 2y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 2y
wanderinglynn Aw. What a lovely way to spend the day. ❤️ 2y
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AmyG Awwwww.....your guys. ❤️ Happy Valentine‘s Day! 😘❤️ 2y
Soubhiville Wow, that‘s some fancy bread! Happy Valentine‘s Day to you both 😊💕 2y
SamAnne Lovely! 2y
candority Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💕 2y
Mitch @Soubhiville and to you two as well 💕 2y
Mitch @wanderinglynn were adjusting to never leaving the house! 2y
Gracelovesreading Sounds lovely. Enjoy! ♥😊 2y
Mitch @Gracelovesreading those marzipan hearts ... 😋♥️😋 2y
Gracelovesreading Haha I though that they would be appropriate for today! ♥😊 plus marzipan...win win! 2y
catiewithac Nice loaf! 2y
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Mitch
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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My wonderful Valentines from @Gracelovesreading
I‘m having marzipan for breakfast today 😍 and Taylor Jones 🥰. Thanks so much Grace

#bookcupidswap

candority Yay! 💖 Those chocolates sound wonderful! 2y
Mitch @candority I absolutely love love love marzipan! 2y
candority I‘ve only had it a couple of times, but it is so good! 2y
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kellock
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Pickpick

And just like that the snow was gone, typical Scottish weather. I enjoyed this book. Conflicted between feeling sorry for all the characters and thinking how horrid and ununderstanding they were.

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kellock
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I have just come out of a reading slump, it has taken me so long to get back to this book. This will be my view for the day. Snow has arrived in Scotland ❄☃️

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
Pickpick

This book was very interesting. I had it as audiobook, I would recommend it as an audiobook because it was like listening to a secret family history. The stammer one of the main characters really comes through. This story is messier than imagined and has no happy ending. Makes you question; what secrets are hidden in your family. Recommend for dramatic winter read. #womenled #poc #familysecrets #atlanta #sisters #bookclub

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Blerdgal_Fenix
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones

Chapter 18 - retelling of Al Green and the hot grits story — Mary - this brief story that come into play later in the book was amazing. Mary was a small character - her impact was felt and her cautionary tale was understood.

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kellock
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Not my dog. Not my tree. But its a nice cosy way to spend the evening

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kellock
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Next up. Not going to lie I was drawn to the cover. Work as always gets in the way of reading first.

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MallenNC
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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I never miss a chance to recommend Silver Sparrow. Tayari Jones is an auto-buy author for me and this is my favorite of her books. I re-read it last month and still loved it.

#Silver
#SleightheShelves

OriginalCyn620 I want to read this one! 2y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 How have I not given you this? 2y
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MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 It might be a bonus in your Christmas present this year! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 2y
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TheEllieMo
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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One from my TBR that I‘m looking forward to be reading

#Silver
#SleighTheShelves
@OriginalCyn620
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Me too! 2y
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whatrebeccasread
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Mehso-so

“Silver Sparrow” is a story is about two young girls trying to find their way in a dysfunctional world full of secrets and lies. This was an okay 3 star read for me and probably not one I‘m going to remember long term.

My full review is up on my blog now 📚

Nute I haven‘t seen that edition with that cover art. I like it! 2y
whatrebeccasread @Nute I think it must be a relatively recent cover, I couldn‘t find the same one on Goodreads! 2y
Nute I like the silhouettes! 2y
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jenniferajanes
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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This book is the November pick for the #ModernMrsDarcy #bookclub. The ending of this book surprised me and left me feeling melancholy. Our decisions often affect people in ways we don‘t anticipate. In some situations, there are no winners. A solid 4 stars. #mmdbookclub

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MallenNC
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I read Silver Sparrow years ago when it came out and have been recommending it ever since. It‘s the Modern Mrs Darcy book club pick for November so I‘m listening to the audiobook to refresh my memory!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Want to read this soon! I just finished An American Marriage and really enjoyed it. I heard Tayari Jones give a reading a few years ago and she was delightful. 2y
MallenNC @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled She is one of my favorites. I think Silver Sparrow is better than An American Marriage, which I also liked. 2y
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Blerdgal_Fenix
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones

New book from my book club. I seem to be a little behind. I got the audio book and it‘s so far has kept my interest. I am not 100% sold on the book, but as an audio book it‘s pretty nice. I can get back into working out and listen to the book.

CrowCAH Happy Litsy Anniversary! 2y
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Emilymdxn
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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This may be controversial but I loved this even more than An American Marriage. I loved the characters and how they all fitted together in a story that felt very modern but also just like a classical tragedy? The dramatic irony, the inevitability as the catastrophe gets closer, the way I need to throttle that dad, this was intense and beautifully written and Tayari Jones needs to win everything.

#scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +6 pts

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MallenNC
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There are so many books to read that I really don‘t re-read all that much. Here are three that I‘ve read more than once and will definitely read again. I am rereading Silver Sparrow now, and I usually read Anne again in the fall.

#3Books
#ThreeBooksIveReread

OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read Silver Sparrow but I‘d like to! 2y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 It‘s one of my favorites! 2y
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shanaymayer
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Very good! It did remind me of Clap When You Land a bit (which I really loved!) in how the stories were told from both girls‘ perspectives. Wonderful dimension was added in this way!

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MallenNC
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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I love Tayari Jones. I have all her books. Silver Sparrow, which is my favorite, is not pictured because I loaned it out to a friend pre-pandemic. I can‘t wait for her next book. #AugustAuthors

emilyhaldi She‘s one of my favs too ❤️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 I‘ve read An American Marriage but want to check out her others! 2y
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MeganLindell
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kathedron
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Well, that's a whole world I knew nothing about!
I enjoyed how Dana and Chaurisse each get to tell half of the story, and that each has insecurities in relation to the other (for different reasons). I appreciated how there were no "goodies" / "baddies" (not even James, despite his dubious actions). I do think the ending felt a bit rushed after the denouement - I would have liked more working through the fall-out - but all in all I liked it a lot.

TrishB Great review, I have this on my kindle 👍🏻 2y
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MallenNC
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Three #Favs

Jane Eyre
Silver Sparrow
The Warmth of Other Suns

Thanks for the tag @OriginalCyn620 I agree with your picks too! I could have made this a much longer list.

OriginalCyn620 Right? Choosing just 3 is difficult! 3y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 It is! We could all go on and on, I know. 3y
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kimovsky
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
Pickpick

I did enjoy this book. The change of narrator was unexpected, and of course right at a crucial moment for the characters. I enjoyed the perspective.

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mdm139
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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This one was a between a pick and so-so for me. I had a hard time connecting with the characters but admittedly I am not the target audience. The sudden shift in narrators took awhile to get used to, but the ending made the structure make sense. The interesting premise for the book and plot kept the pages turning though.

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CourtSmall
Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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16-2020 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
LOVE LOVE LOVE, I think this is better than An American Marriage!!
A Bigamist, his brother, his wife, his mistress and his two daughters. Part one is told from the mistress and her daughter's POV and Part two from the wife and her daughter's POV. Jones has a gift when it comes to capturing emotions on a page.

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