An American Marriage: A Novel

Roy and Celestial are newlyweds when Roy is arrested for a crime he didn’t commit and given a lengthy prison sentence. As Celestial faces a life alone and Roy faces a life in prison, they discover the power of love, and its limits.
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336 pages

Average rating: 7.79




Community Reviews

Oct 20, 2023
8/10 stars
A well-written story of a couple in extraordinarily challenging circumstances. Thought-provoking and stirring. I'm sure this story will stay with me for a long time.
Jul 18, 2023
6/10 stars
I am not big into the way it was laid out and what it was based on. That's just my opinion due to me liking more of the YA romance books.
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May 10, 2023
8/10 stars
This was very good and I definitely recommend it. It just sort of missed being one of my favorites this year because it lacked a little something. While I really became invested in Roy and all of Roy's parents, Celeste and her entire family lacked the same kind of depth. Andre was a decent enough character but I just didn't feel his significant connection to Celeste. Maybe I just didn't believe enough in Celeste as a character to believe in her more
Apr 07, 2023
8/10 stars
A really beautiful book that unspools for you - can’t think of another word. It’s like peeling back layers of an onion, getting to know the characters, understanding their past and their hearts, their foibles and how they survive a situation so beyond their control - an innocent husband unjustly imprisoned for 12 years. Also how marriage, commitment, love and sacrifice intertwine and divide over that time. It’s beautiful and heavy. The most more
Feb 16, 2023
4/10 stars
I found this book to be really dull and I didn’t like celestial. She didn’t feel genuine

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