An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
An innocent man, happily married, who does all the right things to succeed, is arrested, tried and wrongly convicted of rape. But it is not a courtroom drama or about prison life or the justice system; it is an intimate story of a relationship, of two people navigating complicated emotional territory, much of it told through letters the couple write to each other. While the novel focuses on many of the issues all married couples must negotiate, it cannot be divorced from its racial context and how the caprice of the world can dramatically change lives despite good choices.
“A relationship book in February . . . trite, I know, but I do like a theme. This book, one of Oprah's Book club Books, also was a bestseller and hot to handle, but I knew it had to have something more to it than her golden touch. This character driven books speaks on the American justice system, race, relationships and resolution written partially in letters between the main characters. I hope it is as eye opening as it is promised!” – Shannon
Copies will be available on the "Read Gather Discuss" display in the lobby approximately 1 month before the discussion.
This book is also available in large print, audio and electronic formats.
- Tuesday, February 18, 2020
- 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- Avenue Flower Shop & Wine Bar, 10632 S. Cicero Ave