Tayari Jones and her newest novel, "An American Marriage."

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Wedded Bliss Rocked By Injustice In 'An American Marriage'

April 6, 2018

Author Jane Austen said, “Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.” And it’s chance that delivers a devastating blow to the young marriage of Roy and Celestial, the main characters in Tayari Jones’ latest book, “An American Marriage.” The novel follows the journey of the newlyweds as their life together is rocked by a false accusation, which leads to incarceration. “An American Marriage” is Jones’ fourth novel, and it’s her first to be named an Oprah’s Book Club pick. It is also our April pick for Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.


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