An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones

Celestial and Roy are celebrating their first wedding anniversary when the unimaginable happens: Roy is arrested and accused of a crime he did not commit. He is sentenced to 12 years and both of their lives will never be the same. Celestial is left to pick up the pieces of their life, knowing that she will not be reunited with her husband for many many years. Roy struggles with the accusation and verdict which put him behind bars, and how to be a good husband, son and friend from inside. Hard decisions are made, hearts broken and lives put on hold. Read More »