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Book Review: 'Silver Sparrow'
Book Review: 'Silver Sparrow'

Silver Sparrow A Novel Tayari Jones Algonquin Books: 341 pp., $19.95 Tayari Jones has taken Atlanta for her literary terroir, and like many of our finest novelists, she gives readers a sense of place in a deeply observed way. But more than that, Jones has created in her main characters tour guides of that region: honest, hurt, observant and compelling young women whose voices cannot be ignored. "Silver Sparrow," her third novel, is an astonishing leap forward. Thehistory of two families is inextricably linked to 1980s middle-class Atlanta, and the women she has created are indelible — many readers may have lived with women like them, but they're made achingly real...

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