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An American Marriage (Oprah’s Book Club)
- A Novel
- Written by: Tayari Jones
- Narrated by: Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis
- Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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 12 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.
Pulls at the heartstrings
- By Terra White on 2018-09-08
I had a really hard time continuing to listen to this story. If I were reading the text, I would definitely have stopped after the first 2 chapters.