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Well Read Black Girl Book Club: An American Marriage

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African American Museum Of Iowa

55 12th Avenue Southeast

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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The AAMI is partnering with Next Page Books to host a Well-Read Black Girl book club.

The AAMI/Next Page Books Well-Read Black Girl book club will continue with a discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Read on for a description from the publisher:

Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when 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 deeply 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 into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward- with hope and pain- into the future.

This is a free event open to the public, but registration is requested to help us plan for space and refreshments. Get a 20% off discount on That Kind of Mother at Next Page Books when you present your registration confirmation.

The Well-Read Black Girl movement started as an Instagram account created by author Glory Edim and has grown into a thriving online community and Brooklyn-based festival celebrating the literary contributions of black women. The AAMI book club will meet monthly to discuss selected books by women of color. Book selections will range in genre and theme and will be available to purchase at Next Page Books.

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