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SJCPL Online Book Club

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

2021-08-23 20:00:00 2021-08-23 20:45:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, an artist encounters unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is overturned. - Adult Virtual Programming Room

Monday, August 23
8:00pm - 8:45pm

Add to Calendar 2021-08-23 20:00:00 2021-08-23 20:45:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, an artist encounters unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is overturned. - Adult Virtual Programming Room

Adult Virtual Programming Room

When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, an artist encounters unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is overturned.

Novelist Jones begins her story with Celestial and Roy, a young, newlywed couple excited about their future together. After a year of marriage, they're thinking about buying a bigger house and starting a family. Then, on a visit back home, Roy is arrested for a crime he did not commit. When Roy's conviction is later overturned, his return is equally a joyous and a challenging occasion that brings up issues of love, family, and race. This novel is peopled by vividly realized, individual characters and driven by interpersonal drama, but it is also very much about being black in contemporary America.

One meeting: Monday, August 23, from 8:00-8:45 p.m. Registration required. 

An American Marriage is available in print, CD audiobook, hoopla e-book and e-audiobook, and OverDrive/Libby e-book and e-audiobook.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Authors |

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