On Tuesday Oprah announced that her latest book club pick was: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  During the CBS This Morning announcement Oprah expressed,

“It’s a love story that also has a huge layer of suspense,” she went on to say, “and it’s also so current and so really now that I could not put it down and have already passed it on to lots of my friends.”

In An American Marriage, newlyweds Celestial and Roy, professional African-Americans who live in Atlanta, find their lives destroyed when Roy is accused of a crime he didn’t commit and is sent to prison.

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Tayari  Jones is an accomplished Novelist, professor and graduate of Spelman College. In her early days at Spelman, she began writing where she studied under Pearl Cleage, (Spelman ’71) , who published her first story, “Eugenics” in Catalyst magazine.  Tayari later graduated from Spelman, went on to the University of Iowa where she earned a masters’s degree. In 2002, she published her first book  Leaving Atlanta. On February 6th, 2018, her newest book An American Marriage hit book stores everywhere.