Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

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Silver Sparrow
352 pages; Algonquin Books
Why isn't Jones a household name, and why isn't this unputdownable book on every must-read list? "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," reveals protagonist Dana in the opening sentence of a novel that is by turns deft, delicate and devastating.
— Leigh Haber