“My father James Witherspoon is a bigamist” With the opening line of Silver Sparrow author Tayari Jones starts the story about a man's deception a family's complicity and the two teenage girls caught in the middle.
Set in a middle-class Atlanta neighborhood in the 1980s the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families; the public one and the “family on the side” – 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 for trouble.
Join us for a discussion of this book as part of The NEA Big Read a collaboration with The Greensboro Public Library The African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program at UNC Greensboro UNCG Libraries The Arts and Letters Committee of the Greensboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
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NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Greensboro is one of 84 communities nationwide to receive a grant from NEA Big Read an initiative that aims to bring communities together through sharing a good book.