Tag: Tayari Jones

First Line Friday #63

This week’s First Line Friday is a new release as of last month and I received my copy from Book of the Month. For just $14.99 you will receive your choice of one of five selections. You can also buy additional books for $9.99 in hardback. This is a great deal as that is cheaper than most places you can get books and the books are protected in a thick plastic. Give Book of the Month a try! I found myself going on their website on the first of every month to see what the selections to choose from are!

There are two kinds of people in the world, those who leave home, and those who don’t. I’m a proud member of the first category.

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward–with hope and pain–into the future.

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