Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A National Endowment For The Arts 'Big Read' Selection

The National Endowment for the Arts just announced that Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones was selected for its 2016-2017 ‘Big Read’ program. Per arts.gov the programbroadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book or poet” The Director of the Endowment was quoted as saying that she wanted the “incredible storytelling to inspire meaningful conversations.”

"A love story... full of perverse wisdom and proud joy....Jones's skill for wry understatement never
O, The Oprah Magazine

“A graceful and shining work about finding the truth.” – Library Journal, starred review

“It’s an amazing, amazing read.”
Jennifer Weiner on NBC’s “The Today Show”

“Impossible to put down until you find out how these sisters will discover their own versions of family.”
Los Angeles Times

Download Silver Sparrow from the Freading site today.