Free Book Giveaway — Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

In April 2006 I saw Tayari Jones and Pearl Cleage on the campus of Duke University.  They were participating in the North Carolina Festival of the Book and their appearance was billed as a conversation between mentor and protégé. Shortly after, I started following Tayari’s blog, which is full of information about topics too varied to delineate here, but suffice it to say, the blog also chronicled the highs (and sometimes lows) of writing and researching her third novel, Silver Sparrow, all while holding down a full-time job teaching at a university, teaching at writers’ retreats and the like, mentoring young writers, going through the tenure process and living what seems to be a fabulous life.
The entries about the novel covered a lot of ground…from the research involved to a last minute title change and everything in between.  So to celebrate the publication of Silver Sparrow, I will be giving away two copies: one print copy and one audiobook (CD)copy.  I wish I could give an e-reader copy, but it seems a little complicated.  If you would like to enter the drawing, please leave your name (or pseudonym) in the comments section and which drawing you want to enter: print or audio, before Friday, May 20, 2011, 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce two winners on  Saturday, May 21, 2011.

Learn more about Tayari at her web site and be sure to check out the Upcoming Appearances page–she might be coming to a city near you.  You can also hear her talk about Silver Sparrow with NPR’s Michele Norris on today’s All Things Considered. The transcript of the show and an excerpt of the book are available here.

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23 Responses to Free Book Giveaway — Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

  1. Mocha Librarian says:

    I would love to win either a print or audio copy. Mocha

  2. Erica McF says:

    I would love to enter the drawing for a free printed version!

  3. xtx says:

    me! me! print! print! please! please!

  4. Precious says:

    Wow – I would love to have either version (although the printed would go great with my beach reading bag!)! Thanks!

  5. Bethany says:

    I’d love to be entered for the print version!

  6. Malca says:

    Hi, I’d love to win the printed copy! Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. Kiswana B. says:

    I would like to enter the drawing for the printed copy.

  8. the good nurse says:

    either will work for me. please pick me…i need a win in my life!

  9. MrsTDJ says:

    Would love to win either copy! Tayari is a fabulous writer and I can’t wait to read Silver Sparrow!

  10. Juanicca says:

    I would LOVE to win a print copy of Silver Sparrow!

  11. J.Victoria says:

    I’d love to enter the drawing for a print version of Silver Sparrow! J. Victoria

  12. Angel B. says:

    I would LOVE the print copy. Thank you!!

  13. Brittany G. says:

    I would love to enter for the print version. Thanks! 🙂

  14. Yvonne J. says:

    Woot! A sister book lover called this morning to lit-shame me for not knowing about ‘Silver Sparrow.’ Then she urged me to listen to Tayari’s NPR appearance and check out the excerpt. So pleased I did, and I’d love to win either version.

  15. Karen says:

    I would love to win a print copy.

  16. Christine G. says:

    Would love the print copy!

  17. Silver Sparrow fan says:

    Would love either version. Love Ms Jones work.

  18. SisterMeenaHoney says:

    After listening to NPR’s interview of Ms. Jones, I would love to win a print copy of Silver Sparrow.

  19. Christian says:

    Print copy, please!

  20. Paula S says:

    I heard the NPR interview yesterday and was immediately intrigued. I would love a print copy!

  21. Renee says:

    Hi, thanks for this opportunity! I would LOVE either copy! Thanks, again!

  22. Arlene says:

    Audio, por favor. Gracias.

  23. Kimberlynn G. says:

    I would love to win a print copy

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