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by Tayari Jones
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DubaiReader
DubaiReader rated it 4 years ago
For some reason, I stopped listening half way through this book and then picked it up again at least a month later. By that time I'd also listened to Secret Sister, Tayari Jones's more recent book. It was interesting to be able to compare the two, and without doubt, An American Marriage was definite...
Dem
Dem rated it 5 years ago
Ingeniously constructed and extremely well written, a novel that held my attention from the very first page and the audible version was exquisiteNewlyweds 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 d...
Hol
Hol rated it 5 years ago
An American Marriage recently won the woman’s prize for fiction, a story surrounding a couple and what happens to their marriage when the man is put in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The narrative is split into three, with the most time being given to the husband (Roy) and his wife (Celestia...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 6 years ago
Well I went into this expecting a compelling read. It was that at times. I think the biggest reason why I just didn't get into this story that much was that the story should have stayed between Roy and Celestial. Adding Andre actually took away from both of them. And having the narrative go to their...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
This is a review of the audio edition and deals with an issue that may only apply to the audio edition. There are times when I think an audio book is, in fact, superior, to the written form. For instance, Lincoln at the Bardo. If I had read that, having brought it thinking it was...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 6 years ago
An American Marriage: A novel, Tayari Jones, author; Sean Crisdon, Elsa Davis, narrators Three friends are caught up in a love triangle that threatens to tear them apart. Andre Maurice Tucker introduces Celestial Gloriana Davenport to Roy Othaniel Hamilton Jr. Andre and Celestial are neighbors livin...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 6 years ago
This was a dark, beautiful story. Dark due to the subject matter and beautiful due to the author's writing and the way she wrote about this great tragedy. While the story is fiction, the subject matter is not.A happily married couple and their best friends' lives are changed forever due to the wrong...
Jeffrey Reads
Jeffrey Reads rated it 6 years ago
I started this book at the beginning of February, but it was a super busy month, so I'm just now finishing it! I took a couple of days after finishing to write this review because I really didn't know what to say about it. I still don't but I needed to post something. SUPER SPOILERY BELOW. I real...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 6 years ago
There may be something in the fact that this book is called An American Marriage and that it made me so incredibly angry at times. Part of my anger was directed at the injustices that were on full display throughout the novel. This is a story of a black man, wrongfully convicted of a crime, who lose...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 6 years ago
I think I am in the minority here when I say I didn’t really enjoy this book that much. To be honest here, after reading half of the novel, I had to look up the title to make sure this was the novel that everyone was raving about. It’s about injustice, marriage and compromise. I wasn’t rooting for...
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