Alumnae Book Club Registration
AIS Alumnae Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, June 2
7 p.m. EST
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Many of us love learning through stories, and our books for 2020-2021 will intentionally serve as a springboard for important dialogue around diversity, inclusion, and other topics. We will explore and discuss themes such as youth experience and police brutality, the immigrant experience, racial identity and community, and race and racism. Sharing individual opinions and perspectives about the same piece of literature is a vital component to bringing forth and making this dialogue accessible.
In An American Marriage, newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. 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. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center.
An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward — with hope and pain — into the future.
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