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DPL Book Club: An American Marriage

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

The DPL Book Club is a monthly book club for adults which reads a variety of recent and classic fiction and non-fiction. Copies of the book are available for pickup at the library for each month’s selection. For this month’s selection, please contact us or visit our website or Facebook page.August’s selection is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.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‚Äôt 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‚Äôs time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy‚Äôs 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.Copies of the book will be available for pickup at Dormont Library in mid-July. eBook and eAudio copies of this book are also available on Libby.

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Date:
August 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Website:
https://dormont.librarycalendar.com/event/dpl-book-club-200

Venue

2950 West Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA United States

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