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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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bookshelves: womens-prize-2019, adult, contemporary, mc-isnt-white

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I’ve struggled for days to write this review. An American Marriage is well-written and engaging and while I appreciate what Tayari Jones did with this book, I just felt so frustrated reading it. Roy, the husband in the couple at the center of the story, treats his wife Celestial like little more than property and (view spoiler). I felt like he was irredeemably awful at times to the point where I wanted to put down the book and not pick it up again. I wish I had loved this more and it certainly wasn’t bad, but it also isn’t something that I see sticking with me.
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Reading Progress

March 4, 2019 – Shelved
March 4, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 6, 2019 – Shelved as: womens-prize-2019
April 17, 2019 – Started Reading
April 17, 2019 –
page 28
9.09%
April 17, 2019 –
page 61
19.81%
April 18, 2019 –
page 126
40.91%
April 18, 2019 –
page 126
40.91%
April 19, 2019 –
page 160
51.95%
April 20, 2019 –
page 190
61.69%
April 20, 2019 –
page 231
75.0%
April 21, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: adult
April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
April 22, 2019 – Shelved as: mc-isnt-white

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