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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.
Married for just over a year, Roy and Celestial are still navigating their new dynamic as husband and wife. Then their lives are forever altered when they travel to Roy's small Louisiana hometown for a visit, and Roy is falsely accused of a harrowing crime and sentenced to 12 years in prison. The strain on their relationship is intense during Roy's incarceration, especially once Celestial's career takes off while he struggles with loss and feelings of abandonment. Nearly halfway through Roy's sentence, his conviction is vacated. In the aftermath of his unexpected release, the couple must confront difficult questions about the choices they've made as well as the expectations of others. For Celestial, it means reconciling the relationship with her husband with that of a longtime friend turned lover. Roy, on the other hand, faces the complexities of a life he no longer recognizes. Jones (Silver Sparrow, 2011) crafts an affecting tale that explores marriage, family, regret, and other feelings made all the more resonant by her well-drawn characters and their intricate conflicts of heart and mind.


299 Paramus Rd · Paramus, NJ

Respond by: 12/6/2018

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    Novels at Night is a new book club for adults 21 years and older who enjoy reading and sharing their opinions about books. Join us to meet new people, sample some great food** and drinks and discuss your favorite books in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Copies of the novel can be picked up at the Paramus Public Library (116 East Century Road) and can also be accessed for free through

    You do not have to be from Paramus to participate in this group.

    **Selective appetizers only will be provided by the Paramus Public Library.

    We will also be advertising other exciting event that take place at the Paramus Public Library. All of the library events are free to join. For further questions call 201- 599-1305 or check out our website

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