An American marriage
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
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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 SELECTIONWINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTIONWINNER OF THE 2019 ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE  WINNER OF THE 2019 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK—FICTIONLONGLISTED 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.
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First edition.
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308 pages ; 24 cm.
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English
ISBN:
9781616208684, 9781616208776, 1616208775, 9781616201340, 1616201347
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HL: High-Low
Lexile measure:
770

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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.
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Jones, T. (2018). An American marriage. First edition. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

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Jones, Tayari. 2018. An American Marriage. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

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Jones, Tayari, An American Marriage. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.

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Jones, Tayari. An American Marriage. First edition. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018. Print.

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