An American Marriage Oprah s Book Club

An American Marriage  Oprah s Book Club
Author : Tayari Jones
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN 10 : 9781616207601
ISBN 13 : 1616207604
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Marriage Oprah s Book Club Book Description:

A NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF NPR * TIME * BUSTLE * O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS * AMAZON.COM OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION “A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.” —Barack Obama “Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —The New York Times Book Review “Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —USA Today “A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —People “Compelling.” —The Washington Post “Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —Elle 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.

An American Marriage

An American Marriage
Author : Hilary Masters
Publisher :
Total Pages : 338
Release : 1969
ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106002180187
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Marriage Book Description:

An American Marriage

An American Marriage
Author : Tayari Jones
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2018-03-19
ISBN 10 : 9781786075178
ISBN 13 : 1786075172
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Marriage Book Description:

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION, 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack Obama A Book of the Year according the i, Guardian, Sunday Times, Sunday Mail Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. Until one day 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. Devastated and unmoored, Celestial finds herself struggling to hold on to the love that has been her centre, taking comfort in Andre, their closest friend. When Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, he returns home ready to resume their life together. A masterpiece of storytelling, An American Marriage offers a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three unforgettable characters who are at once bound together and separated by forces beyond their control.

An American Marriage

An American Marriage
Author : Michael Burlingame
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2021-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781643137353
ISBN 13 : 1643137352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Marriage Book Description:

An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a Union soldier who had deserted the army to return home to wed his sweetheart. As the president signed a document sparing the soldier's life, Lincoln said: “I want to punish the young man—probably in less than a year he will wish I had withheld the pardon.” Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd. This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence. The reader comes to learn that Lincoln wed Mary Todd because, in all likelihood, she seduced him and then insisted that he protect her honor. Perhaps surprisingly, the 5’2” Mrs. Lincoln often physically abused her 6’4” husband, as well as her children and servants; she humiliated her husband in public; she caused him, as president, to fear that she would disgrace him publicly. Unlike her husband, she was not profoundly opposed to slavery and hardly qualifies as the “ardent abolitionist” that some historians have portrayed. While she providid a useful stimulus to his ambition, she often “crushed his spirit,” as his law partner put it. In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did—where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people—if he had not had so much practice at home.

Summary of An American Marriage

Summary of An American Marriage
Author : Whizbooks
Publisher : Blurb
Total Pages : 88
Release : 2019-01-09
ISBN 10 : 1518429874
ISBN 13 : 9781518429873
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of An American Marriage Book Description:

Summary of An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection) by Tayari Jones: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Roy and Celestial newly married and looking forward to many more years of a happy and prosperous life together. Then one day, the couple visit Roy's parents in Eloe and decide to spend the night in a hotel. They fight, and to ease the tension, agreed are to have a 15 minute break from the heated argument. Roy goes out of the room to fill up the ice bucket and meets an older woman whom he helps bring her ice bucket to her room. Later that night, police come for Roy. He is accused of rape, is declared guilty and charged twelve years in prison. How will Celestial cope without Roy? Will their marriage stand the test of separation? Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

Paperback an American Marriage

Paperback   an American Marriage
Author : Linda Holmes
Publisher :
Total Pages : 245
Release : 2020-09-28
ISBN 10 : 9798691397646
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paperback an American Marriage Book Description:

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.

George and Laura

George and Laura
Author : Christopher P. Andersen
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 307
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 9780061032240
ISBN 13 : 0061032247
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George and Laura Book Description:

Draws on research and confidential material to offer a portrait of the marriage of the President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

Study Guide Student Workbook for an American Marriage

Study Guide Student Workbook for an American Marriage
Author : David Lee
Publisher : Independently Published
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2018-10
ISBN 10 : 1726621901
ISBN 13 : 9781726621908
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide Student Workbook for an American Marriage Book Description:

The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text.

Jack and Jackie

Jack and Jackie
Author : Christopher P. Andersen
Publisher :
Total Pages : 714
Release : 1997-12-01
ISBN 10 : 0786208864
ISBN 13 : 9780786208869
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jack and Jackie Book Description:

Traces the relationship of President Kennedy and his wife, discussing the public and private aspects of their marriage.