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An American marriage: a novel

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A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR * TIME * BUSTLE * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS * AMAZON.COM OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE 2019 ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE WINNER OF THE 2019 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK--FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION "A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple." --Barack Obama "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 "Deeply moving . . . thought-provoking." --Bill Gates "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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Grouped Work ID9d30af1c-bb93-9030-4a79-0330639aca6b
Grouping Titleamerican marriage
Grouping Authortayari jones
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-26 15:52:32PM
Last Indexed2020-09-26 15:54:21PM
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subject_facetAfrican American families -- Fiction
African Americans -- Marriage -- Fiction
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
False imprisonment -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
title_displayAn American marriage : a novel
title_fullAn American Marriage A Novel
An American marriage : a novel / Tayari Jones
An American marriage : a novel / by Tayari Jones
An American marriage : a novel [electronic resource] / Tayari Jones
An American marriage : a novel [electronic resource] Jones, Tayari,
title_shortAn American marriage
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African American families
African Americans
Electronic books
False imprisonment
Man-woman relationships