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Book Club Meet Up – An American Marriage

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a Well-Read Black Girl book club meet-up!

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’t 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’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s 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.

Learn more about our book club and other upcoming meetings. Register to receive 20% off selected titles at Next Page Books.

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Date:
September 26
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

African American Museum of Iowa
55 12th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids , IA 52401 United States
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Phone:
319-862-2101