Discuss An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones.
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New York Times bestselling writer Tayari Jones is the author of four novels. Her most recent release, An American Marriage, was an Oprah's Book Club Selection and appeared on Barack Obama's summer reading list as well as his year-end roundup. The novel received the Women's Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and an NAACP Image Award. Her third novel, Silver Sparrow, was added to the NEA Big Read library of classics in 2016. Elizabeth Gilbert is a journalist and author. Her 2006 memoir Eat, Pray, Love has sold more than 12 million copies. Her most recent book is the novel City of Girls.
Tayari Jones in conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert: January 15 at 6:00 p.m.
"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." - From the publisher.