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An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones

PBR Review This book is good. It's mostly sad, but also eyeopening as it looks at the criminal justice system in this country, and what happens when someone is wrongly accused and convicted of a serious crime. It also examines marriage and relationships and explores human nature in the face of adversity and a marriage in crisis. Roy and Celestial are newlyweds happily getting used to their new life and each other. They are successful and accomplished. Then Roy is sent to jail for 12 years for a crime he did not commit. This book delves into the consequences to all involved. It's well written and engaging and will make you think about love marriage and injustice. Recommend.Back.
Talking Points: A story that explores love and marriage especially when misfortune strikes. It shows that even the best of relationships are fragile and vulnerable when really tested and it's sometimes impossible to keep feelings from changing. Sadly love fades through no fault of our own.
PBR Reader Comments:
The book deals with love, race, and the injustice of our criminal system. Roy and Celestial are newlyweds, in love and building a life together when Roy is wrongly accused of a serious crime and sentenced to 12 years in prison. This book delves into the consequences to all involved. Recommend.
by-Linda 2019/05/27, 05:23 AM

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