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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

2020-03-10 14:00:00 2020-03-10 15:00:00 America/Chicago An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Join us for a discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Books are available for pick up at the Highland Branch. Highland

Tuesday, March 10
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-03-10 14:00:00 2020-03-10 15:00:00 America/Chicago An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Join us for a discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Books are available for pick up at the Highland Branch. Highland

Highland

Meeting Room A

Join us for a discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Books are available for pick up at the Highland Branch.

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.

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Highland

Phone: 219-838-2394

Branch manager
Linda

Hours
Mon, Mar 30 Closed
Tue, Mar 31 Closed
Wed, Apr 01 Closed
Thu, Apr 02 Closed
Fri, Apr 03 Closed
Sat, Apr 04 Closed
Sun, Apr 05 Closed

About the branch

The Highland Branch Library has long played an important role in downtown Highland. From its beginnings in rented storefronts to the Highland Memorial Library built in 1946 to its present location on Jewett and 4th Street, it has been an integral part of the community. The exterior of the library looks nearly as it did when it was first built in 1966. Although it is one of the oldest buildings in the library system, it's newly remodeled interior makes it one of the newest. The library still houses over 65,000 items, but now also features a large meeting room and children's program room, a study room, and WiFi, along with many public Internet computers. These features, along with the library's bright and inviting atmosphere and convenient location, make the Highland Branch Library a destination for the community and surrounding areas.

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