June Book Club

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Our June meeting will be hosted by Beth Miller at her home in Mashpee. Per our group's privacy policy, you must have attended at least 3 public events before you can attend an event at a member's home. Beth's address will be emailed to attendees the day before the meeting.

We will have a pot luck dinner prior to the book discussion. Please bring a dish (main, side, app or desert) to share with six and a beverage of your choice.

Our selection this month is American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Here's a summary from Amazon.



“Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —USA Today

“A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —People

“Compelling.” —The Washington Post

“Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —Elle

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.

As there was a tie in the vote for our July selection, we'll reconsider at the June meeting.