An American Marriage

An American Marriage

Named an Oprah?s Book Club Selection. 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 tw Named an Oprah?s Book Club Selection. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Drea...

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Title:An American Marriage
Author:Tayari Jones
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:An American Marriage
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:308 pages pages

An American Marriage Reviews

  • karen
    Feb 16, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Feb 10, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

  • Ali Edwards
    Feb 22, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

    4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marria...

    It's hard to say exactly what I love most about Tayari's work and she's one of those writers that I have been reading now for a period of time that is hard for me to capture. This is weird because I keep really good track of time being the Capricorn that I am, ruled by Saturn, and comp...

    When your life is going up and you can see the tip of the mountain, all hell breaks loose and changes everything in a split second. This is what happened to Roy and Celestial Hamilton. Her doll business was starting to garner attention: he was a rising star in marketing. In a blink of ...

    "They dragged Roy into the parking lot, and I followed, lunging for him, wearing nothing but my white slip. Somebody pushed me to the ground and my chin hit the pavement. My slip rode up showing my everything to everyone as my tooth sank into the soft of my bottom lip. Roy was on the a...

    In life, when bad things happen not everything awful has to end in tragedy. Jones makes a case for something different and more complex. Oprah's book club selections are not usually must reads for me but the blurb was intriguing so I gave it a whirl. Very happy that I did. This...

    *4-4.5 stars. This was a well-written, engaging and quick read, one I won't soon forget, about love, marriage, family relationships...and yes, most especially, about societal injustice. A coincidental plot twist that I thought seemed a bit far-fetched brought the rating down a notch or...

    I read this one without knowing anything about it because it was recommended highly by a friend (and then I saw it popping up everywhere). This is an emotional, real, raw and very well written story that is different from what I've been reading lately. I love being surprised. Beautiful...

  • Elyse
    Mar 22, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

  • Joshunda Sanders
    Dec 22, 2017

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

    4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marria...

    It's hard to say exactly what I love most about Tayari's work and she's one of those writers that I have been reading now for a period of time that is hard for me to capture. This is weird because I keep really good track of time being the Capricorn that I am, ruled by Saturn, and comp...

  • Marialyce
    Feb 11, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

    4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marria...

  • Ron Charles
    Jan 31, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

  • Julie Ehlers
    Feb 19, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

  • Liz
    Mar 22, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

  • Kelli
    Apr 02, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jan 09, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

  • Jessica Woodbury
    Nov 13, 2017

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

  • Barry Pierce
    Mar 25, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

  • Emily May
    Feb 22, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

  • Monica
    Mar 24, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

    4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marria...

    It's hard to say exactly what I love most about Tayari's work and she's one of those writers that I have been reading now for a period of time that is hard for me to capture. This is weird because I keep really good track of time being the Capricorn that I am, ruled by Saturn, and comp...

    When your life is going up and you can see the tip of the mountain, all hell breaks loose and changes everything in a split second. This is what happened to Roy and Celestial Hamilton. Her doll business was starting to garner attention: he was a rising star in marketing. In a blink of ...

    "They dragged Roy into the parking lot, and I followed, lunging for him, wearing nothing but my white slip. Somebody pushed me to the ground and my chin hit the pavement. My slip rode up showing my everything to everyone as my tooth sank into the soft of my bottom lip. Roy was on the a...

    In life, when bad things happen not everything awful has to end in tragedy. Jones makes a case for something different and more complex. Oprah's book club selections are not usually must reads for me but the blurb was intriguing so I gave it a whirl. Very happy that I did. This...

  • Tia
    Feb 24, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

  • Julie
    Feb 24, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

  • Larry H
    Feb 20, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

  • Bam
    Apr 10, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

    4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marria...

    It's hard to say exactly what I love most about Tayari's work and she's one of those writers that I have been reading now for a period of time that is hard for me to capture. This is weird because I keep really good track of time being the Capricorn that I am, ruled by Saturn, and comp...

    When your life is going up and you can see the tip of the mountain, all hell breaks loose and changes everything in a split second. This is what happened to Roy and Celestial Hamilton. Her doll business was starting to garner attention: he was a rising star in marketing. In a blink of ...

    "They dragged Roy into the parking lot, and I followed, lunging for him, wearing nothing but my white slip. Somebody pushed me to the ground and my chin hit the pavement. My slip rode up showing my everything to everyone as my tooth sank into the soft of my bottom lip. Roy was on the a...

    In life, when bad things happen not everything awful has to end in tragedy. Jones makes a case for something different and more complex. Oprah's book club selections are not usually must reads for me but the blurb was intriguing so I gave it a whirl. Very happy that I did. This...

    *4-4.5 stars. This was a well-written, engaging and quick read, one I won't soon forget, about love, marriage, family relationships...and yes, most especially, about societal injustice. A coincidental plot twist that I thought seemed a bit far-fetched brought the rating down a notch or...

  • Debbie
    Jan 19, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

  • Erin
    Mar 11, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

  • Shannon
    Jan 20, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

  • Meredith
    Mar 25, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

  • La Tonya  Jordan
    Feb 28, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

    4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marria...

    It's hard to say exactly what I love most about Tayari's work and she's one of those writers that I have been reading now for a period of time that is hard for me to capture. This is weird because I keep really good track of time being the Capricorn that I am, ruled by Saturn, and comp...

    When your life is going up and you can see the tip of the mountain, all hell breaks loose and changes everything in a split second. This is what happened to Roy and Celestial Hamilton. Her doll business was starting to garner attention: he was a rising star in marketing. In a blink of ...

  • Brandice
    Feb 10, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Mar 08, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

    4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marria...

    It's hard to say exactly what I love most about Tayari's work and she's one of those writers that I have been reading now for a period of time that is hard for me to capture. This is weird because I keep really good track of time being the Capricorn that I am, ruled by Saturn, and comp...

    When your life is going up and you can see the tip of the mountain, all hell breaks loose and changes everything in a split second. This is what happened to Roy and Celestial Hamilton. Her doll business was starting to garner attention: he was a rising star in marketing. In a blink of ...

    "They dragged Roy into the parking lot, and I followed, lunging for him, wearing nothing but my white slip. Somebody pushed me to the ground and my chin hit the pavement. My slip rode up showing my everything to everyone as my tooth sank into the soft of my bottom lip. Roy was on the a...

  • Kimya Nilsen
    Aug 24, 2017

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

    I decided to pick up An American Marriage because Tayari Jones has a fun instagram. Also in her By The Book in the New York Times she recounts that she once accepted a gig in Dubai just because the flight gave her nineteen uninterrupted hours of reading time. I love that. She seems lik...

    That ending... Writing- 4 stars Characters- 3 stars Language- 3 stars Plot/Concept- 2 stars Ugh! Those people exhaust me. Only the parents and Davina were likable. Can't forget about the Uncle who helped Roy. I didn't like Celestial's mother either. ...

    4 sad beautiful written stars Some say the hardest job in the world is being a parent, while others say the hardest job is being married. Working together for a lifetime can bring a couple much happiness or it can be a wedge that grows deeper each day and festers until that marria...

    It's hard to say exactly what I love most about Tayari's work and she's one of those writers that I have been reading now for a period of time that is hard for me to capture. This is weird because I keep really good track of time being the Capricorn that I am, ruled by Saturn, and comp...

    When your life is going up and you can see the tip of the mountain, all hell breaks loose and changes everything in a split second. This is what happened to Roy and Celestial Hamilton. Her doll business was starting to garner attention: he was a rising star in marketing. In a blink of ...

    "They dragged Roy into the parking lot, and I followed, lunging for him, wearing nothing but my white slip. Somebody pushed me to the ground and my chin hit the pavement. My slip rode up showing my everything to everyone as my tooth sank into the soft of my bottom lip. Roy was on the a...

    In life, when bad things happen not everything awful has to end in tragedy. Jones makes a case for something different and more complex. Oprah's book club selections are not usually must reads for me but the blurb was intriguing so I gave it a whirl. Very happy that I did. This...

    *4-4.5 stars. This was a well-written, engaging and quick read, one I won't soon forget, about love, marriage, family relationships...and yes, most especially, about societal injustice. A coincidental plot twist that I thought seemed a bit far-fetched brought the rating down a notch or...

    I read this one without knowing anything about it because it was recommended highly by a friend (and then I saw it popping up everywhere). This is an emotional, real, raw and very well written story that is different from what I've been reading lately. I love being surprised. Beautiful...

    I had high hopes at the start of this book. The set up was intriguing. A couple that had only been married a few years, still working out the kinks in their marriage, is put to a difficult test. The husband is sent to jail for a crime he did not commit. A significant portion of the boo...

  • Scarlett
    Feb 16, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

  • Ashley Gallegos
    Feb 17, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...

    Nothing is ever over. This was beautiful. This was a slow roil. A story told with realistic dialogue. A story littered with metaphors. A story sprinkled with wisdom. I listened to the audio and it was sublime...so gorgeous were the cadence and rhythm that I was often mesmerized, ...

    Audiobook performed by Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis 9h I really enjoyed the performance of these narrators as they breathe life into Tayari Jones' story. They definitely kept me riveted to my seat as the triple narrative between Celestial, Roy, and Andre unfolded. Given the titl...

    Celestial and Roy have only been married a bit over a year when he?s found guilty of a crime. Roy isn?t a saint. Celestial discovers he?s already cheated on her on their first anniversary. But he is innocent of the crime. In the blink of an eye, they go from living ?that ...

    If you can, read this without knowing anything about it. It won't be destroyed if you know the hook, but the first section will lose a bit of its grip and its grip is fantastic. (Yes, this includes the summary at the top of the Goodreads page. Sorry.) This is a book about marriage a...

    An American Marriage is one of those novels where everything just works. Vivid and well-developed characters, a good use of setting, interesting story, enough plot twists to keep things moving, timely and well-placed commentary on several aspects of life in the United States. I went ba...

    it's probably far too late in the month to be of use to anyone making black history month displays, but i made this list over on riffle if anyone's interested, because even if you're not entrusted with display-making, it's a handy list of books for reading any month of the year: htt...

    I feel like this book being selected for Oprah?s Book Club got me off the hook for writing a review. I write reviews to make people aware of books that I think should be getting more attention than they are. It?s clear this book isn?t going to have that problem. So I'll keep this...

    How do you move on in your marriage after it has been put to a full stop? How do you draw from everything it encapsulated till now without going insane when that is all you have left? American Marriage is an intimate portrait of love in a newly formed marriage that is soon faced wit...

    I liked but didn't love this story of a marriage in the newly crowned Oprah Book Club pick (I had started it the day before it was announced!) Liked - the setting (Atlanta for the most part) and how the characters are products of the complex class system of Atlanta neighborhoods, id...

    ?An American Marriage? opens early in the marriage of Roy Hamilton and Celestial Davenport. Roy is an ambitious, handsome man with a bit of a wandering eye, but he?s devoted to Celestial and determined to support her the way her wealthy parents did. Celestial, meanwhile, is drawn...

    I cannot, for the life of me, understand why people like this book. If it weren?t for Oprah loving it, I honestly do not think people would buy it. There was no plot and it is the most boring book I?ve ever read. Basically if you read the synopsis, you?ve read all the ?exciting...

  • Ashley
    Feb 10, 2018

    Much of life is timing and circumstance, I see that now. I know it's still early, but I've got a feeling this is going to be one of my favourite reads of 2018. It is a powerful, subtle, sad tale about the criminal justice system in America, and the personal, long-term consequences o...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. For the latest resurrection of her book club, Oprah chose Tayari Jones' latest novel, An American Marriage. Raw, powerful, full of searing emotion, this is a book which speaks not only to the relationship between man and woman, husband and wife, but it to...

    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a 2018 Algonquin Books publication. Well drawn characterizations and a thought provoking and timely topic combines to make a potent blend, which kept me riveted to the pages of this book. Roy had done everything right, is successful, ma...

    I can?t say that I loved An American Marriage. What I can say, is that it made me think deeply about human nature, love, and, of course, marriage. This is a thought-provoking, well-written, depth-filled character study about a marriage on the brink. Celestial and Roy, a you...

    SMALL UPDATE: I said I would come back and write a more complete review... but a few comments in here have inspired and encouraged me ... to perhaps leave this review alone. So.., I?ll only add a couple of things. Sharing First: it?s funny - what happens to our minds when we mo...

    Roy has done the best he could with the life he was given. Now married to Celestial, a young woman with dreams of her own, are traveling to meet his parents for the first time. The visit will prove less than successful, and a terrible miscarriage of Justice will occur that will detail ...

    One sock officially knocked off!!! (equals 4.5 rounded up up up!) I look a little funny on my pogo stick (yes, this is a pogo stick kind of book) since I have just one sock on, but I have my reasons, really I do. The reason is that there was a slump for me in the middle of the story...

    Is it possible that in mid-February I?ve already read my favorite book of 2018? An American Marriage was outstanding. Not only did I immediately become hooked and stay invested in the story, the quality of the writing was pure excellence. A newlywed couple, Roy and Celestial, are...

    2.5 stars I know this book is getting a lot of buzz and it was Oprah's Book Club pick so I had really high hopes but it didn't really work for me. I started to give it 3 stars but after thinking more on it I just couldn't. For me, a 3-star rating means that overall I enjoyed the boo...