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with Everett Public Library

Tayari Jones: An American Marriage: A Love Story Torn Apart by Social Injustice

February 15 at 7 PM
At: Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Tayari Jones will speak about her book “An American Marriage.” This is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young couple. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are standing on the threshold of the American dream when Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, and their lives implode.

“An American Marriage” was named a notable book by The New York Times and The Washington Post and was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction.
It has been published in over 20 countries, with more than 700,000 copies in print domestically. It was selected as a 2018 Oprah  Book Club pick, a summer reading list pick by Barack Obama, and one  Bill Gates’ top five books of 2019.

Books will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.

An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616208684
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Algonquin Books - February 5th, 2019

Silver Sparrow Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616201425
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Algonquin Books - May 8th, 2012