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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club)

Label
An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club)
Title
An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club)
Statement of responsibility
Tayari Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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 “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
Summary
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2019.
  • BCALA Literary Award for Fiction, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10619940
Cataloging source
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Jones, Tayari
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
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770
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club)
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616207601
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club)
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616207601
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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