Detroit Mom Book Club: Book of the Month for August 2021


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Book of the Month: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


Celestial and Roy are living together as newlyweds in the south. As they settle into their married life, Roy is unexpectedly arrested and sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Celestial finds herself lost for the first time in a long time, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend and best man at their wedding. The longer Roy is in prison, the less Celestial holds him in her heart.

Notable Achievements

Women’s Book Prize for Fiction, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

Book Club Reading Discussion Schedule

The dates listed below are the days we will be posting discussion questions in the Facebook group. On those dates, we will be talking about the chapters listed.

Monday, August 9: Part 1: Bridge Music

Monday, August 16: Part 2, Pages 95-159

Monday, August 23: Part 2, Pages 160-213

Monday, August 30: Part 3: Generosity

We hope you enjoy An American Marriage and get to discuss with us in our book club this month!


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