Thursday Evening Book Club
November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
“Would you have waited for me?” 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, Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime he didn’t commit. Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding.
After five years, Roy’s conviction is 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.
Copies of the book are available at the library.