Monday, February 22, 2021

An American Marriage

 An American Marriage 


Author: Tayari Jones

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Year: 2018

Happy Monday! 

I’m in charge of choosing next month’s read for my book club. We usually try to pick books that have been out for awhile instead of brand new releases. It’s just easier to get copies from from our libraries that way. 

One of the books I’m considering is An American Marriage. The story is heartbreaking and features complex characters. The story is told through the first person narration the main characters and through a series of letters between the characters. It really provides a look at both sides of this marriage. 
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Synopsis: Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. 
Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. 

Have you read it? Do you think this is a good book club selection? 

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