Tayari Jones, with Special Guest, Pearl Cleage, Silver Sparrow
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Set in a middle-class Atlanta neighborhood in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around the two families of James Witherspoon – the public one and the secret one. When 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. As Jones explores the backstories of her flawed characters, including the father, the two mothers, the grandmother, and the uncle, she reveals the joy, as well as the destruction, they brought to one another’s lives.