If you enjoyed The Vanishing Half, then you’ll love Silver Sparrow.
“This book was so well written. I read Jones' newest work, American Marriage, when it first came out. That book floored me—spectacular writing, structure, and character development. Silver Sparrow brings the same elements, two perspectives that show that there are two sides to every story. What Jones does so well is that the reader feels so deeply for both of these characters (and all the side characters). There is no way to choose (at least for me) a favorite because both girls are portrayed so well from both sides/perspectives. It just goes to show that there are two sides to every story and that there is no one truth. You do find yourself facepalming at the decisions of these adults though. Both of these girls' lives are so dictated by James and his brother-from-another mother (literally) Raleigh. I can't really forgive James for the circumstances that lead to his first marriage with Laverne and Raleigh's acceptance and allowance of it. But also, all their lives and circumstances are dictated by being Black Americans living in the American South so again, no one truth. The narration by Rosalyn Coleman-Williams & Heather Alicia Simms was phenomenal. Still floored by Jones's writing, it's consistently superb—a recommended read!”Kimi, Buttonwood Books and Toys
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