Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Book Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

After having read—and loved—her An American Marriage in 2020, I knew I had to kick off 2021 with Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones. As expected, Jones has, in Silver Sparrow, created another absolutely spellbinding family saga that teems with soft tension throughout. And...
For You, Before and After, Always

For You, Before and After, Always

Ordinarily, the individual to whom a book will be dedicated comes to me with ease. And Ampersand was an exception. No one person stood out. No one moment emerged as an a-ha!, and yet some entity’s gravitational pull slowly drew me into its orbit. You. It was you...
A Reader’s Perspective with Lacey – Writescast 099

A Reader’s Perspective with Lacey – Writescast 099

For the penultimate episode of Writescast Network programming, I’m joined by an avid reader who just so happens to be my wife. Over the course of our discussion, we chat about what gets her to pick a book off a shelf, what keeps her engrossed while reading, and...
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