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Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
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Aug 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: af-am, coming-of-age, family-drama, intrigue, outsiders, race-in-america, sibling-rivalry, strong-women
Read in August, 2011

The only reason this book doesn't get 5 - yes, FIVE - stars is for an ending that felt too ambiguous and almost perfunctory. The rest of the novel was perfectly plotted and fantastically written, but the ending was so unsatisfying that it left me with an unsettled feeling about the first three-quarters of the book. I would read anything else by this author, though - her voice, her style, and her character development are exactly my cup of tea.

Update: 4 stars because if you're still mulling over a book five years later, it's something extra special.
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