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Silver Sparrow Author Speaks

Tayari Jones visits Bookworks

Tayari Jones
Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow, the book that has rapidly gained an indie following and critical praise alike, opens with the line "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist.”

Tayari Jones’ yarn about betrayal, deception and destroyed illusions twists around James Witherspoon and his two families—one public, one secret. The daughters from each family meet and become friends, but only one of them knows they are sisters.

Jones, who was born and mostly raised in Atlanta, Georgia (but spent one year in Nigeria) will speak and sign copies of her book on Monday, July 11.

Tayari Jones
Monday, July 11, 7 p.m.
Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande NW
Free
344-8139, bkwrks.com