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ONLINE ONLY Downtown Bend: The Library Book Club

Friday, January 22, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location
All Branches
Event Link
Join on Zoom
Description
Discuss Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.

Click the link above or join at https://zoom.us/j/93316346029 or with Meeting ID 933 1634 6029

Author! Author! New York Times bestselling writer Tayari Jones is the author of four novels. Her most recent release, An American Marriage, was an Oprah's Book Club Selection and appeared on Barack Obama's summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel received the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and an NAACP Image Award. Her third novel, Silver Sparrow, was added to the NEA Big Read library of classics in 2016. Elizabeth Gilbert is a journalist and author. Her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love has sold more than 12 million copies. Her most recent book is the novel City of Girls.
Tayari Jones in conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert: January 15 at 6:00 p.m.

"With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, "My father, James Witherspoon is a bigamist," Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's 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. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich and flawed characters, she also reveals the joy, and the destruction, they brought to each other's lives. At the heart of it all are the two girls whose lives are at stake, and like the best writers, Jones portrays the fragility of her characers with raw authenticity as they seek love, demand attention, and try to imagine themselves as women."

Physical copies are available at the Downtown Bend Customer Service desk and available with no wait in Audiobook and EBook through Hoopla.


Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Contact
Rya Fennewald | ryaf@deschuteslibrary.org | 541-617-7092
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