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An American Marriage
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August 1, 2020
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September 1, 2020

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MC
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m sure somewhere in the bowels of Instagram headquarters, there’s a room where this book is enshrined on a golden altar with fresh flowers and full-time staffers who are solely responsible for printing and displaying all the praise and comments about this book from #Bookstagram.

At best, it’s a testament to the beauty of subjective opinions. At worst, it’s the most over-rated book I’ve ever read. Ever.

By now you must know, the book is about a modern-day love triangle between a husband, wife and
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Thing Two
I sat in the middle of a busy lobby with my nose in this book, completely oblivious to my surroundings. I read it in 24 hours, crying a good bit of the way. This book is excellent.

Tayari Jones created three sympathetic characters in a love triangle. Celestial and Roy, Jr. have been married for just over a year when he is arrested for a crime they both know he didn't do. When he's sent to prison, Celestial must come to terms with who she is and who they are as a couple.

This is a brilliant look at
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Brenna
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the drama. I really loved the way Jones addressed the theme of marriage and race and incarceration. I typically don’t go for the relationship books, but I still enjoyed reading it.
Marisa Gonzalez
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Story of a newlywed African American couple whose lives are torn apart when he is incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. Will their marriage survive? Will she stay by his side or run into the arms of a childhood friend who has always loved her? This was a good thought provoking book but I kept thinking the whole time that neither of them made the right decisions throughout their relationship even before they were married. A good read but there is some disappointment in both sides of the mai ...more
Jessica Yesbeck
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written.
Melanie
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Solid 4.5 stars. Pro: quick read, con: little action, pro: extremely thought provoking on multiple topics and excellent character development.
Rebecca N. McKinnon
An excellent novel. An excellent audiobook. Excellent, all around. Highly recommend.
Tanya
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-general
Laura
May 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
Susan
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nancy
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
K.S.  Wicks
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Jillian
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amanda Reiter
Jan 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
Farrell
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rodney Brown
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: african-american
Jenn23
Mar 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
Melanie
Jul 02, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Kelly
Apr 16, 2018 marked it as to-read
Amanda
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
Sara Lynn
Feb 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
Queenlou
Jul 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
Ward
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Caitlin
Jan 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
Danielle
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chereeka
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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