Book Club Kit: Silver Sparrow

Tayari Jones - Silver SparrowSilver Sparrow
by Tayari Jones
First Published: 2011
10 Copies & Reading Guide

Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow 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 when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered.

Reading Guide:
Reading Group Choices – Includes a Book Summary, Praise, and Conversation Starters
Algonquin Book Club – Includes Excerpts, a Webcast, Author Info, Discussion Questions, and more! – Includes a Book Review and Discussion Questions

Reviews and Articles:
The Washington Post – “Book Review” by Anita Shreve
NPR, All Things Considered – “Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones’ Tale of Secret Sisters
Los Angeles Times – “Book Review” by Susan Straight
Chicago Tribune – “Review” by Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Author’s Website:

Want to read more like Silver Sparrow? Try:
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve
Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
The Secret Life of Bees (Book Club Kit) by Sue Monk Kidd


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