An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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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.



Title : An American Marriage
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ISBN : 1616201347
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Reviews


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

January 10, 2018

Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail their young...


Larry rated it ★★★★★

February 21, 2018

4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it touches on the bond b...


Brandice rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2018

Is it possible that in mid-February I’ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are early on in thei...


Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage and the very spe...


Julie rated it ★★★★☆

February 19, 2018

An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went back and fort...


Shannon rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

I feel like this book being selected for Oprah’s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It’s clear this book isn’t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this brief. While the...


Scarlett rated it ★★★★☆

February 20, 2018

How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it incapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced with a tragic even...


Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, ideas of the "peo...


Ron rated it ★★★★☆

January 31, 2018

“An American Marriage” opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he’s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn to Roy’s sexy de...


Marialyce rated it ★★★★☆

February 11, 2018

4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marriage is over. Howev...





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