An American Marriage by: Tayari Jones



“Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —USA Today

“A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —People

“Compelling.” —The Washington Post

“Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —Elle

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 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 profoundly 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 deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward–with hope and pain–into the future.

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Author: BlackScribe

I'm a 28 year old, mother of 2 beautiful daughters. I love to meet new people and learn new experiences. I have a reached a point in my life, where I feel the need to be more conscientious about my role in this world. One issue that I struggle with is the fast paced lifestyle we live in today. Everything is given to me and I rarely take the time to seek and find information hidden within books. It's so sad to say...but I usually get my news from social media. I find this to be a problem. I also realized, that although I am very proud to be black and I always say support black businesses...but the truth is, I rarely go out of my way to support black business. My spending habits rely solely on what deals are available. It really doesn't matter who's selling. I decided to start putting my money where my mouth is and support anyway I can. One of my chosen efforts to support black businesses is to support black authors. They rarely get the recognition they deserve. It is my mission to highlight the works of black authors and to also encourage others to do the same.

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