Silver Sparrow is a story about family — about relationships between husband and wife, between sisters, and between mother and daughter. It’s about many of the relationships through which I have experienced family.
I was born between a vibrant, older sister and a charming, younger brother. We were raised by a shy yet comedic father and a spirited and bold mother. I love them all. But familial relationships are never perfect and coming to terms with this fact is part of the transition from childhood to adulthood. Tayari Jones’s Silver Sparrow was a perfect literary piece for my own transition. Here are some of her words that I made sure to take note of: