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DN Community Book Group

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 7 Av 5780

7:30 PM - 8:30 PMOnline
Please join us for a Darkhei Noam community discussion
led by DN members Daniella Wexler and Rebecca Borison
of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones on 
Tuesday July 28th at 7:30pm
 
Please register for this event here.   More information about the novel below.  The book is available for purchase on Kindle, or you can order the paperback through your local indie bookstore here
 
NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION
LONGLISTED, 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

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.
 
Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including Silver SparrowThe Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. A winner of numerous literary awards, she is a professor of creative writing at Emory University. Visit her website at www.tayarijones.com.
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