Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow

Tayari Jones

fiction historical emotional reflective sad medium-paced

352 pages | first published 2011

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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 two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-cl...
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Summary of 2854 reviews

Moods

emotional 86%
reflective 63%
sad 53%
tense 24%
challenging 18%
dark 10%
hopeful 7%
mysterious 6%
funny 4%
adventurous 1%
informative 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 74%
slow 17%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 37% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 4%

Average rating

3.98

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