Silver Sparrow Honorable Mention for Best Fiction
Silver Sparrow written by Tayari Jones, and published by Algonquin Books, has a wider appeal than some of the Left Eye On Books other Independent Readers’ Choice Award selections. But, we feel in love with its subtle approach to class in African America. Two sisters, sharing the same bigamist father, give two different takes on the precariousness of the African American middle class. Class can be a performance and Gwen Yarboro, bigamist mother, knows this best. She works as a nurse and lives in an apartment complex, while the first wife, daughter, and their shared husband reside in a house in a better neighborhood. To make up for it, Gwen asks the doctors she works with about where they send their kids to school, what they buy, and stores they shop in. She meticulously takes notes and copies their consumer choices in hopes to raise her social position.
Left Eye On Books is doing its book giveaway on its Facebook page starting on Tuesday, May 8th to mark the launch of our Independent Readers Choice awards. We will give our readers some of the most coveted books published by the independent press. That includes a copy of “Silver Sparrow.”
Tuesday will also be the launch of Left Eye On Book‘s crowdsourcing campaign.
To advise, or comment, about our jury reading list and win free books visit our Facebook page here.
Details about our campaign and to how to join the jury advisory board here
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