JCPL Book Club: An American Marriage

April 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JCPL at Davis Conference Room

Join us for a group discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Copies of the novel will be available at the Customer Service Desk at the end of March. Please register. Refreshments will be served.

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.