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An American marriage

by Jones, Tayari,

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 19 of 23 copies
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Audio Book CD JONE
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Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual FIC JON
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CLP - Hill District Audiovisual Collection CD Jones
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CLP - Homewood Audiovisual Collection CD Jones
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Jones
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CLP - Woods Run Audiovisual Collection CD Jones
Location  CLP - Woods Run
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak AV CD-BK F JON
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC Fic Jones (7)
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Monroeville Public Library Audio CD JONES Tayari Unabridged
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books CD JONES TAYARI
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Collection  Audio Books
North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks NVCDBK FIC JONE
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Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC JONES
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Robinson Library Audio Book CD FIC JONES
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Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD F JON
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South Fayette Township Library Audiovisual CD FIC JON
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South Park Library AV CD-BK F JON
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks JONES Tayari
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Collection  Audiobooks
Call Number  JONES Tayari
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Jones
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual ACD FIC JON
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Married for just over a year, Roy and Celestial are still navigating their new dynamic as husband and wife. Then their lives are forever altered when they travel to Roy's small Louisiana hometown for a visit, and Roy is falsely accused of a harrowing crime and sentenced to 12 years in prison. The strain on their relationship is intense during Roy's incarceration, especially once Celestial's career takes off while he struggles with loss and feelings of abandonment. Nearly halfway through Roy's sentence, his conviction is vacated. In the aftermath of his unexpected release, the couple must confront difficult questions about the choices they've made as well as the expectations of others. For Celestial, it means reconciling the relationship with her husband with that of a longtime friend turned lover. Roy, on the other hand, faces the complexities of a life he no longer recognizes. Jones (Silver Sparrow, 2011) crafts an affecting tale that explores marriage, family, regret, and other feelings made all the more resonant by her well-drawn characters and their intricate conflicts of heart and mind.--Strauss, Leah Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Jones (Silver Sparrow) lays bare the devastating effects of wrongful imprisonment in this piercing tale of an unspooling marriage. Roy, an ambitious corporate executive, and Celestial, a talented artist and the daughter of a self-made millionaire, struggle to maintain their fledgling union when Roy is sentenced to 12 years in prison on a rape charge he is adamant is false. Before Roy's arrest, the narrative toggles between his and Celestial's perspectives; it takes an epistolary form during his imprisonment that affectingly depicts their heartbreaking descent into anger, confusion, and loneliness. When Roy is proven innocent and released seven years early, another narrator is introduced: Andre, Celestial's lifelong best friend who has become very close to her while Roy has been away. Jones maintains a brisk pace that injects real suspense into the principal characters' choices around fidelity, which are all fraught with guilt and suspicion, admirably refraining from tipping her hand toward one character's perspective. The dialogue-especially the letters between Roy and Celestial-are sometimes too heavily weighted by exposition, and the language slides toward melodrama. But the central conflict is masterfully executed: Jones uses her love triangle to explore simmering class tensions and reverberating racial injustice in the contemporary South, while also delivering a satisfying romantic drama. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel, Goderich & Bourret. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Marriage -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
African American families -- Fiction.
False imprisonment -- Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction.
Publisher [Minneapolis, Minnesota] :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Crisden, Sean, narrator.
Davis, Eisa, narrator.
HighBridge Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Sean Crisden and Eisa Davis.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 7 audio discs (9 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781681688336
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