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An American Marriage

2018 . Fiction, Romance, Contemporary . Tayari Jones

8.0

Everyone

About the book

4.0/5.0

Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve 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. This stirring love story is a deeply insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward- with hope and pain- into the future.

Year:

2018

Language:

English

Publisher:

Algonquin Books

Pages:

308

ISBN:

1616201347 (ISBN13: 9781616201340)

Reviews

Oprahs Book Club

11 months ago

10

“The novel redefines the traditional American love story—it’s really a love triangle—and places it inside a world that a lot of people don’t know about, but impacts all of us in really big ways.” - Oprah

Jenny Withers

1 year ago

7

I was really enjoying this book but found the ending a bit disappointing where i didn’t feel satisfied with any of the characters

Paige Catterson

2 months ago

7

Simone Mathias

6 months ago

9

Beatriz Marañon Straarup

1 year ago

8

Clara Zeller

1 year ago

7