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Girls Night Out Book Club

  • October 20, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual Event - Details to be provided via email

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If you’re desperately busy, need something light to relieve the burdens of the day, and miss chatting with friends over a fun book, then we’re the group for you!  We meet virtually the 3rd Tuesday of Every Month from 7:00pm till 8:30pm and strongly encourage drinks and snacks.


October’s GNO Book Club Choice is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones


Synopsis:

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.

 

About the Author:

Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, including Silver SparrowThe Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta. Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa. A winner of numerous literary awards, she is a professor of creative writing at Emory University. Visit her website at www.tayarijones.com


This book is available on various platforms or may be available at your nearest library.


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