Tayari Jones (ASU English Alumna, MFA 2000), author of Leaving Atlanta and The Untelling, visits with her new novel, Silver Sparrow, which independent booksellers nationwide chose as the #1 Indie Next pick for June 2011.
Set in a middle-class neighborhood in 1980s Atlanta, the novel revolves around bigamist 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.
Silver Sparrow has been featured in O magazine, Vogue, Poets & Writers, and on NPR's All Things Considered.
Tayari was recorded at Changing Hands Bookstore on July 9th, 2011.