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Spoiler Alert! The February Book Is…

For February, we have chosen another highly anticipated novel for you: An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones. Named as one of the “Most Anticipated Books for 2018” by Bustle and Bookriot and “21 Books We’re Most Excited to Read in 2018” by Elle, the novel explores the after effects of a wrongful imprisonment, racial injustice and the unraveling of a marriage.  Kirkus described the novel as, “Subtle, well-crafted, and powerful.” This enchanting novel is sure to become an instant classic.

 

 

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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