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An American Marriage

An American Marriage - Tayari Jones Ingeniously constructed and extremely well written, a novel that held my attention from the very first page and the audible version was exquisite

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embarking on life as a married couple when their world is ripped apart by the arrest of Roy for a crime they know he didn't commit.

A story partly told through a series of letters really bring a freshness to this novel. The writing is vivid and beautiful and I wanted to stop the audio so many times just to recapture some of the wonderful phrases and statements written so eloquently in this novel. I was so lucky to have a hard copy of this book as well but as it was on loan to me I just couldn’t highlight or mark up the pages. I am not a fan of Oprah’s choices but this one really worked for me as the characters and their actions felt very true to life and I could visualize the people and places so clear in my mind. I loved the ending and for me it worked so well.

When I was mad, I didn't raise my voice. Instead, I lowered it to a register that you heard with your bones not your ears

Gloria once told me your best quality is also your worst