“An American Marriage” Selected for Oprah’s Book Club!

Oprah Winfrey has picked the latest title for her book club, and her selection is An American Marriage  by Tayari Jones, USA Today reports. The novel (published by Algonquin Books) is about newlyweds Celestial and Roy, professional African-Americans who live in Atlanta, who find their lives destroyed when Roy is jailed for a crime didn’t commit.

 

American Marriage“It’s a love story that also has a huge layer of suspense,” said Oprah, “and it’s also so current and so really now that I could not put it down and have already passed it on to lots of my friends.”

 

People Magazine had already named An American Marriage as their book of the week, and its selection by Oprah will undoubtedly increase its profile even more (Oprah’s book club picks typically receive a huge boost in sales and attention). Her previous selection was made in June 2017, when Behold the Dreamers  by Imbolo Mbue made the list.

 

For more information, check out the full USA Today article here.

 

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