“Tayari Jones is a bard of the modern South, a writer whose skill at weaving stories is matched only by her compassion for her characters. While An American Marriage
confronts thorny issues around race and the criminal justice system it is, at heart, a love story. It’s also a meditation on the creation of art, the meaning of family and the conflict between duty and desire. Jones has crafted a complex, layered story that’s both intimate and broad, a literary page-turner that’s impossible to put down.” —The Los Angeles Times
An Oprah’s Book Club Selection, An American Marriage by Tayari Jones was named a notable book by The New York Times and The Washington Post and was included on Obama’s Best of 2018 roundup, in addition to being awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. It has been published in over 20 countries, with over a million copies in print around the world.
Join us for a virtual visit with Tayari Jones, to conclude our inaugural Books Build Bridges community read. Ms. Jones will present a compelling and thought-provoking talk, “An American Marriage: A Love Story Torn Apart by Social Injustice.” A moderated Q&A session will follow and attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions. Registration with email required for Zoom invitation.