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An American Marriage

Jones, Tayari. Book - 2018 Fiction / Jones, Tayari, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Jones, Tayari 2 On Shelf 4 requests on 25 copies Community Rating: 4.3 out of 5

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"Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control"-- Provided by publisher.

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Extremely powerful. submitted by purplewaves on August 1, 2018, 5:55pm Jones has an exquisite way of puling you into her writing. With just the right amount of words, you're there. In such a heartbreaking story, it's almost a cruelty, but I was very glad for the experience.

Beautiful and Compelling submitted by selujules on August 5, 2018, 8:09am I loved it! A fast read, with beautiful prose and dynamic, fascinating characters. The best book I've read all summer.

***** submitted by shannonwait on August 7, 2018, 5:23am With lots of twists and turns and beautiful, thoughtful writing, everything about this book just works. I was instantly sucked in and loved every page.

Loved the writing, disliked the characters submitted by dntanzer on August 10, 2018, 9:34am The writing of this book was some of my favorite! It was beautiful and flowed well. I started out loving the characters, and was very interested in the story, but as time went on, I grow to dislike almost all of them. I found them to be needlessly cruel to each other. But despite this, I still loved reading this book and would recommend it to fans of contemporary adult fiction.

Really good submitted by 21621031390949 on August 27, 2018, 9:21am Really good story about relationships and some of the issues faced by Black men in America. The audio version is excellent!!

Ghh submitted by CarterEaston on June 14, 2019, 4:19pm Gshshndhsns

Unsympathetic characters submitted by jaromatorio on July 22, 2019, 12:19pm This book was beautifully written, but I was so frustrated by the main characters that I couldn’t even really enjoy it. A portion of the conflict in the book was caused by genuine systemic injustices, but I felt like the majority of the issues the characters faced could’ve been addressed by the protagonists just...having a mature conversation with one another.

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PUBLISHED
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 308 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781616201340
9781616208684
9781616208776

SUBJECTS
African Americans -- Marriage -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
African American families -- Fiction.
False imprisonment -- Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction.