Adult Book Club

American Marriage

Next Meeting:

Thursday, February 11 @ 7 pm (via Zoom)

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

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.

This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. 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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The South St. Paul Book Discussion group has been enjoying lively discourse on books since January 2000. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! The group meets in the library meeting room, and will often host an author or speaker to further enhance that month’s book selection.

Anyone interested in joining a book club is encouraged to come and meet other avid readers!

  1. Honora Greenwood Rodriguez

    Adult Services Librarian
    Phone: 651-554-3243