An American marriage / by Tayari Jones.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield||LP FIC JON (Text to phone)||36123132903277||Adult Fiction Large Type||Checked out||07/01/2020|
- ISBN: 1432845365
- ISBN: 9781432845360 (hardback)
- ISBN: 9781432845360
- ISBN: 1432845365
- Physical Description: 471 (large print) ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
- Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 3 / 5.0
|General Note:||Oprah Book Club 2018 selection.|
|Summary, etc.:||Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.|
Oprah Book Club 2018 selection.
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An American Marriage
Tayari Jones was born on November 30, 1970 in Atlanta Georgia. She attended Spelman College, University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. She later attended Arizonia State University to earn her MFA. She went on to teach creative writing at the University of Illinois and George Washington University. Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, was written in 2002 while she was a graduate student at Arizonia State University. It was about the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981.Her other title's include: The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. She has been awarded the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. (Bowker Author Biography)