books, brunch, and black women was founded July 2017 to serve as a social organization for African American women ages 21-39. Based in Atlanta, GA, the club quickly spread to Middle Georgia, Charlotte, NC, and Birmingham, AL. books, brunch, and black women prides itself on being a safe space for women of all walks of life to meet over delicious brunch and tasty mimosas while tackling real life issues! books, brunch, and black women is not only a book club but a sisterhood for the African American woman book lover! Join us!
For our final book until the Fall, we'll be discussing An American Marriage at one of city's hottest restaurants.
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.