An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Book - 2018
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"Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616208776
1616208775
9781616201340
1616201347
Branch Call Number: JONES
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 24 cm

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ArapahoeTina Feb 06, 2020

A twisty, turny, thoughtful book about marriage, love, race and how life rarely goes the way we plan. I burned through this in 2 days. I think this would be a great book club pick!

Now this is a NOVEL! This complex, character-driven story is full of love and injustice. Plus, you can spend an evening with the author when she presents for Arapahoe Libraries on 2/20/2020! ArapahoeAshleyR

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ArapahoeAshleyR Jan 29, 2020

Now this is a NOVEL! This complex, character-driven story is full of love and injustice. Plus, the author will be at ALD on 2/20!

Unjust imprisonment, racism and a young marriage bring lots to talk about.

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ArapahoeJessica Sep 04, 2018

What brings us together... and what tears us apart?

Complex, character-driven, and deeply personal. This story focuses less on the injustice of wrongful imprisonment and racism, instead examining the fallout. I can't say that I actually liked any of the characters, but they sure made me think!


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ArapahoeTina Feb 06, 2020

A twisty, turny, thoughtful book about marriage, love, race and how life rarely goes the way we plan. I burned through this in 2 days. I think this would be a great book club pick!

ArapahoeAshleyR Jan 29, 2020

Now this is a NOVEL! This complex, character-driven story is full of love and injustice. Plus, the author will be at ALD on 2/20!

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Jodi13
Jan 07, 2020

What a good read. Couldn't put it down. The characters, the situation were so compelling.

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2303tes
Jan 01, 2020

Thought it was a really good read. All about character. Each chapter is from one of the main character's perspective. Would read more by this author.

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tobyfear
Dec 28, 2019

Highly recommend

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empbee
Dec 20, 2019

Well written story about society and how its justice system changes lives.

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SherryLiao
Dec 17, 2019

The story line is not that complicated but the message is heavy. Love, marriage, and put the two together what do you really get in live? One was wronged by the constitution yet defends their marriage. One couldn't "un-constitutionize" their marriage yet gave up. And there is history, value, religion, fatherhood, race... Spent 10 hours straight reading this book and spent another 10 hours crying. This is a book made a impact on my perspective about love and marriage.

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gbexar
Dec 14, 2019

The characters were exasperating and shallow. Story line would make for a television reality program.

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kbpepperell
Dec 13, 2019

June 2020

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sparklekeek
Dec 11, 2019

Bill Gates top 5 of 2019

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ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

I don’t believe that blood makes a family; kin is the circle you create, hands held tight.

ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

Marriage is between two people. There is no studio audience.

ArapahoeTina Feb 20, 2020

There should be a word for this, the way it feels to steal something that’s already yours.

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abbi_g
Dec 27, 2018

The vast generosity of women is a mysterious tunnel, and nobody knows where it leads.

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