An American Marriage

An American Marriage

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Celestial and Roy are newly married professionals leaning in to a bright future when Roy is convicted of a crime he did not commit. This is not a heroes vs. villains tale with a tidy resolution. It is a complicated, messy, moving, and thought-provoking story about love, family, and the wide-reaching effects of incarceration.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, ©2018.
Edition: First Canadian edition.
ISBN: 9781443456951
1443456950
9781616201340
1616201347
9781616208776
1616208775
Characteristics: 308 pages ;,23 cm

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Jodi13
Jan 07, 2020

What a good read. Couldn't put it down. The characters, the situation were so compelling.

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2303tes
Jan 01, 2020

Thought it was a really good read. All about character. Each chapter is from one of the main character's perspective. Would read more by this author.

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tobyfear
Dec 28, 2019

Highly recommend

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empbee
Dec 20, 2019

Well written story about society and how its justice system changes lives.

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SherryLiao
Dec 17, 2019

The story line is not that complicated but the message is heavy. Love, marriage, and put the two together what do you really get in live? One was wronged by the constitution yet defends their marriage. One couldn't "un-constitutionize" their marriage yet gave up. And there is history, value, religion, fatherhood, race... Spent 10 hours straight reading this book and spent another 10 hours crying. This is a book made a impact on my perspective about love and marriage.

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gbexar
Dec 14, 2019

The characters were exasperating and shallow. Story line would make for a television reality program.

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kbpepperell
Dec 13, 2019

June 2020

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sparklekeek
Dec 11, 2019

Bill Gates top 5 of 2019

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Swannetje
Nov 12, 2019

Recommended by Laurie

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Epollock1988
Nov 01, 2019

You find yourself making quick judgements about these characters but as the story unfolds you become more and more empathetic towards them. It’s difficult to “pick a side” if you will and that’s what I enjoyed most about this book. The protagonists are not all “good” or all “bad”. They make the best imperfect choices with what they have at the time just as we do in life. There was probably one somewhat under developed relationship in the story that I didn’t care much for but this was an excellent read overall.

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Dec 27, 2018

The vast generosity of women is a mysterious tunnel, and nobody knows where it leads.

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