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Compellingspun with tender patience by Jones, who cradles each of these characters in a story that pulls our sympathies in different directions She never ignores their flaws, their perfectly human tendency toward self justification, but she also captures their longing to be kind, to be just, to somehow behave well despite the contradictory desires of the heartRon Charles, Washington Post Tayari Jones has emerged as one of the most important voices of her generationEssenceIn this unforgettable novel, Tayari Jones tackles hard questions about pride, betrayal, and our capacity to forgiveReal SimpleNovelist Jones writes brilliantly about expectations and loss and racial injustice, and how love must evolve when our best laid plans go awryEsquireTayari Jones provides an essential contemporary portrait of a marriage in this searing novel An American Marriage gorgeously evokes the New South as it explores mass incarceration on a personal levelEntertainment WeeklyI love An American Marriage and Im so excited for this book to be in the world Tayaris novel is timely, thoughtful, and beautifully written Reading it, I found myself angry as hell, laughing out loud, choking up and cheering A gem of a bookJacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl DreamingTayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear That has been true from her very first book, but with An American Marriage that vision, that strength, and that truth telling voice have found a new level of artistry and powerMichael Chabon, author of MoonglowTayari Jones is a great storyteller An American Marriage holds the reader from first page to last, with her compassionate observation, her clear eyed insight and her beautifully written and complex characters Jones understands love and loss and writes with passion and precision about the forces that move us all from one to anotherAmy Bloom, author of Lucky UsAn American Marriage asks hard questions about injustice and betrayal, and answers them with a heartbreaking and genuinely suspenseful love story in which nobody s wrong and everybody s wounded Tayari Jones has written a complex and important novel about people trapped in a tragic situation, struggling to reconcile their responsibilities and desiresTom Perrotta, author of Mrs FletcherTayari Jones An American Marriage is a stunning epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams Skillfully crafted and beautifully written, An American Marriage is an exquisite, timely, and powerful novel that feels both urgent and indispensableEdwidge Danticat, author of Breath, Eyes, MemoryThis novel is peopled by vividly realized, individual characters and driven by interpersonal drama, but it is also very much about being black in contemporary America This is, at its heart, a love story, but a love story warped by racial injustice And, in it, Jones suggests that racial injustice haunts the African American story Subtle, well crafted, and powerfulKirkus Reviews starred review Layered like Pearl Cleages What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, this title will appeal to all readers of contemporary fictionLibrary Journal starred review An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forwardwith hope and paininto the futureTheRumpusnuanced and evocativeAn American Marriage is a compelling exploration of the thorny conflicts that drive us apart and bind us, the distorting weight of racism, and how commitment looks across time and generationsCbreathtakingJones is a master with words and An American Marriage is the wordsmith at the top of her gameBitch Mediaheart wrenchingAn American Marriage poses profound questions about what we owe each other, and what injustices we allow to persistHuffington PostOne of America s finest writers, Tayari Jones has offered up another masterpiece with her latest novel, a tremendously powerful story about love, injustice, inequality, and strength An American Marriage reveals how quickly dreams can be derailed due to systemic malignant forces all around us It s a novel of vision and grace, and it will bury itself in your consciousnessNylonTayari Jones is a wonderful storyteller Anyone who has read Joness earlier works Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow is familiar with her strong authorial voice and her careful construction of each sentence, paragraph, and chapter Her attention to craft is paramount An American Marriage is an engrossing novel about many things, but at its heart, its a love story, a uniquely American love storyPloughsharesIts always an event when theres new writing from Tayari JonesElectricLiteratureJones crafts an affecting tale that explores marriage, family, regret, and other feelings made all theresonant by her well drawn characters and their intricate conflicts of heart and mindBooklistJones Silver Sparrow lays bare the devastating effects of wrongful imprisonment in this piercing tale of an unspooling marriageMasterfully executedJones uses her love triangle to explore simmering class tensions and reverberating racial injustice in the contemporary South, while also delivering a satisfying romantic dramaPublishers WeeklyTayari Jones displays tremendous writing prowess with An American Marriage, an enchanting novel that succeeds at every level From the very start, An American Marriage pulls the reader in with gorgeous prose Even beyond its plot, the story soars It doesnt just focus on one instance of a marriage it explores philosophical and political quandaries, including generational expectations of men and women, the place of marriage in modern society, systemic racism, toxic masculinity, andIt does so in a gentle, subtle way, avoiding didacticism as it nudges the reader to question their own conventions and ideals There are rarely novels as timely or fitting as An American Marriage It brings abstract ideas about race and love down to the material level The story is gripping, and the characters are unforgettableForeword Reviews starred review Tayari Jones weaves a moving love story in her new novel, An American MarriageSouthern Living A very insightful, touching story about contemporary relationshipsLiberty Hardy, Book RiotTayari Jones is the author of four novels, including Silver Sparrow, The Untelling, and Leaving Atlanta Jones holds degrees from Spelman College, Arizona State University, and the University of Iowa She serves on the MFA faculty at Rutgers and blogs on writing at tayarijones blog She lives in BrooklynAn Associate Professor in the MFA program at Rutgers Newark University, she is spending the academic year as the Shearing Fellow for Distinguished Writers at the Beverly Rogers, Carol C Harter Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas