Tayari Jones at the First Baptist Church in Decatur
Join Charis Books, The Georgia Center for the Book, and The First Baptist Church of Decatur in celebrating the paperback release of An American Marriage by beloved Atlanta author Tayari Jones. This event is free and open to the public and no ticket is necessary but seating is first come, first served. Tayari will sign books after the event.
About An American Marriage: 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.
First Baptist Church
308 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030