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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American MarriageAn American Marriage by Tayari Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I picked this up in an Audible sale, saw that it had a billion reviews, and decided to give it a try without even knowing what it was about.

It turns out the title, cover, and story don’t feel in any way related to me, so I was in for a lot of interesting surprises with this story. I liked it far better than I expected, based on the title and cover, because this dealt with the impacts of a false conviction. Even though it is called An American Marriage, it’s more about the family you’re dealt, the family you find, and the family that you make, and how often those are not the same.

There was some extra drama at the end that didn’t always seem helpful or to make much sense to me, but I really enjoyed the story overall. It’s not really a feel good kind of story, but it definitely gives you things to think about.

I’m really glad I bought this and read it, and I think if you find the cover or title off-putting, just ignore them, as they don’t really match what I feel are the truths of this story.

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