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The Resource An American marriage : a novel, by Tayari Jones

An American marriage : a novel, by Tayari Jones

Label
An American marriage : a novel
Title
An American marriage
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Tayari Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
  • Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2019.
  • BCALA Literary Award for Fiction, 2019.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619940
Cataloging source
CoCr/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Tayari
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3610.O63
LC item number
A84 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
770
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • African American families
  • False imprisonment
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • African Americans
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • African American families
  • African Americans
  • False imprisonment
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Georgia
Target audience
adult
Label
An American marriage : a novel, by Tayari Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Oprah Book Club selection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781616201340
Lccn
2017030582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967202434
Label
An American marriage : a novel, by Tayari Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
Oprah Book Club selection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781616201340
Lccn
2017030582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967202434

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