Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

Silhouette of a Sparrow

In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer of fun before she returns for her final year of high school, after which she’s expected to marry a nice boy and settle into middle-class homemaki...

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Silhouette of a Sparrow Reviews

  • Катя Czaja
    A coming of age story set in the 20′s, Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin is a little bit Member of the Wedding (evocative of a time and place) and a little bit Fried Green Tomatoes (a budding relationship between two young women looking to assert themselves). It is charming and beau...
  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    I think Molly Beth Griffin’s novel Silhouette of a Sparrow might just be the best lesbian young adult novel I’ve ever read. I don’t say that lightly. It has everything I could hope for: effortless yet beautiful writing, an authentic and lovable young heroine, a subtle and moving roman...
  • Emilia P
    Tipping the Velvet PG! In Minnesota! Written by a Grinnellian!The story of a bird-lover and the flapper she befriends/loves while in the resort town of Excelsior, Minnesota.Also it's kind of weird to read after reading so much contemporarily-eraed Betsy-Tacy, which, obviously, has no lesbians. Basic...
  • Fiona
    This gets a little extra goodwill for being historical fiction with a lesbian protagonist--something I absolutely think we need to see more of. And it isn't a terrible book at all. But it is disappointing: dull where it should sparkle, matter-of-fact where it should be delicately devastating. As a r...
  • Nikki
    Silhouette of a Sparrow is a quiet little LGBT coming of age story, set in... the 1920s or so? Garnet, the main character, has a passion for birds, a vague hope of going to college, and a summer to spend away from her family. She falls in love with a flapper, decides not to marry the boy who's waiti...
  • amy boese
    I'm adding an extra star for this being a great addition to queer literature for teens in the form of a well written historical lesbian romance. It is set in Minnesota, which made me squee with joy at least once.I didn't dislike anything about the book but there is some intensity missing, some spark...
  • Clair
    This book is lovely. I know it may be terribly twee to use that word to describe a book, but honestly, it’s been a long time since I read a book that was this sweet and earnest.It is only a very short read, though. It took me a few sessions because I wanted to savour it. Normally short books on...
  • Penny
    For me, this novel faithfully represents the concept of "I really liked it" given to the four stars rating. Because I really, really liked it.Several people have written excellent reviews on this book, pointing both faults and qualities of it. And I agree with most of them. So yes, the plot is extre...
  • Dov Zeller
    When I saw this book on GR I was excited to read queer YA with some solid female characters, and I wasn't disappointed. Well, the book wasn't great, but I'm glad it's out there. There is interesting historical and conservational stuff in it. There are birds (I like birds). I enjoyed reading the auth...

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