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Publisher Description

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, 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 profoundly 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 deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.

Eisa Davis
hr min
February 6
HighBridge Audio

Customer Reviews

AmysWay23 ,

Soulful and real

This book is about the wars people fight, the pain they endure, and the connections that become rooted and uprooted. Like the tree Old Hickey, it manages to endure despite everything thrown at it. A beautiful book!

bookrreviewer ,

Hard to Get Through

This was hard to listen to. Several times I almost stopped listening to it but I felt an obligation to finish. Like a previous review stated, the male characters are incredibly condescending and hard to relate to.

Tikkie G ,


This book doesn’t disappoint! The audiobook version leaves you on the edge of your seat. Wish I would’ve came across this work of art sooner.

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