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Krisshandra's Book of the Month

An American Marriage
February 07, 2020

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Newlyweds, Roy and Celestial, are living the life every couple wants to live. Roy is a young executive and Celestial is a rising artist. Unfortunately, their future is shattered once Roy is sent to prison for 12 years for a crime he and Celestial know he didn’t commit. Throughout Roy’s time in prison, he and Celestial write letters to each other as often as they can. As time progresses, Celestial grows weak and begins lusting after her childhood friend, Andre. Roy, unaware of Celestial’s newly developed relationship, begins to fall more in love with her each day. It’s five years later, and Roy is suddenly released from prison, and all he thinks about is resuming he and Celestial’s life together. What he doesn’t know, though, is that he is in for a rude awakening once he gets home.

An American Marriage, one of Oprah’s Book Club selections in 2018 has an unexpected plot and many twists and turns. This novel will have you on the edge of your seat the entire read!