An American Marriage Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
An American Marriage is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
By Rocket mama
One of the best
This book is one of the best books I have ever read and I read a lot. Beautifully written, raw emotion, great characters. Totally real. I loved everything about it. A new favorite author, for sure.
A phenomenal read!
By Kiarra Monique
This story felt so wonderfully familiar to me. Not because it was cliche or done a million times, but because the author really made the characters (Celestial, Roy, and Andre) so 3 dimensional that I could relate to them on nearly every level. Speaking of levels, there were so many to this book, as well as themes. Being a black man in America. Being an 'untraditional' black woman in America. Family ties. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that I absolutely loved this book. The deepness of it all translated effortlessly from the pages.
Evocative and Riveting
By Swift horse woman
I chose to download this book while on an island vacation for a little “ light” reading. Jones did the miracle which all writers aspire to; she pulled me in and made me feel. I almost stopped reading as the emotional intensity was at a steady but I couldn’t put it down. Very informative and educational into the fear and injustice faced by Afro-American people within an unfortunately prevalent racist society.
I finished the book in two days between tears and laughs. I felt like i was in the book.
Holding My Breath
By Bound by Books
For most of the reading, I inhaled and seemed not to breath. Mostly, I was entwined in the character’s heartbreak and circumstances of life. The overriding tragedy of not being safe within the boundaries of the US because of the color of your skin, juxtaposed with lives of people I immediately felt attached to because the words lyrically pulled me through their stories. I did not put this book down, and was sorry to see it end. I wanted more for many reasons.
An American Marriage is a page turner. I finished the book in less than 24 hours. Reading it, I felt like I was watching that story unfold in my imagination. So well written. The story captures your soul and makes you want to a happy or peaceful ending for all the characters in the book.
By Paris Tams
This was an amazing read from start to finish. The story seemed to be snatched from the headlines and it gave us a window to peer into the intertwined lives of the characters.
Finished this book in 3 days during vacation. Excellent read...
Marriage can’t be defined
This book was amazing! The way in which Ms. Jones captures the characters voices in the letters while unraveling the story is impeccable. You find yourself rooting for and against each member of the triangle simultaneously. I completed the book in only a few days because I couldn’t put it down. Well done!
I really enjoyed this book. Character development was awesome and I loved the ending. Definitely recommend.