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Critical Praise

"An amazing, amazing read."— Jennifer Weiner on NBC’s “The Today Show”

"A love story . . . full of perverse wisdom and proud joy."— O, The Oprah Magazine

"Immensely pleasurable . . . empathetic and provocative."— MORE

"Compelling."— Vogue

"Fascinating."— Ebony

"If your mom is a fan of emotionally charged morality tales (and whose mom isn’t?) she’s going to devour Silver Sparrowin a single sitting."— Essence

"Absorbing . . . Jones writes dialogue that is realistic and sparkling, with an intuitive sense of how much to reveal and when."— Washington Post

"Astonishing . . . Impossible to put down."— Los Angeles Times

"Nakedly honest . . . dazzlingly charged."— Atlanta Journal Constitution

"A recipe for great book club discussions."— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Tense, layered and evocative."— Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Beautifully written, Silver Sparrow will break your heart."— Brooklyn Rail

"Funny and sharp, haunting and heartbreaking."— The Root

"[Jones] is fast defining middle-class black Atlanta the way Cheever did Westchester."— Village Voice

"Jones beautifully evokes Atlanta in the 1980s while creating gritty imperfect characters whose pain lingers in the reader’s hearts."— Kirkus

"A graceful and shining work about finding the truth."— Library Journal, starred review