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.
At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break. Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were...
A brilliant and beautiful contemporary novel about love and memory from the author of the bestselling novels All He Ever Wanted and The Pilots...
...Ann-Marie MacDonald writes of several generations of a Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia family in this resonant first novel....Ms. MacDonald...
A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel-an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.Marion and Shiva...
A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicidesthe astonishing tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a...
Orphan Train is a gripping story of friendship and second chances from Christina Baker Kline, author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be. ...
In this bestselling and "charming debut" (People) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary...
"If we know this story, we haven't seen it yet in American fiction, not until now. . . . Deep, heartfelt." —The New York Times Book...