Silver Sparrow (Tayari Jones)

  "People say that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But they are wrong. What doesn’t kill you, doesn’t kill you. That’s all you get. Sometimes, you just have to hope that’s enough."

"People say that which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But they are wrong. What doesn’t kill you, doesn’t kill you. That’s all you get. Sometimes, you just have to hope that’s enough."

U.S.A. / 2011

"Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around 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."— GoodReads. I felt this quote in my soul! Tayari Jones is the editor of the brand new story collection from Akashic Books, Atlanta Noir. If you recall, I reviewed another recent book in the Noir Series, Trinidad Noir. I can't wait to read Atlanta Noir. It was released just a few days ago.