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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club)

An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club)
A Novel

by Tayari Jones

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2018-02-06
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1616207604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

An American Marriage

An American Marriage
A Book

by Hilary Masters

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An American Marriage

An American Marriage
WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION, 2019

by Tayari Jones

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2018-03-19
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1786075172
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION, 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 'A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.' - Barack Obama A Book of the Year according the i, Guardian, Sunday Times, Sunday Mail Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of the American Dream. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. Until one day 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. Devastated and unmoored, Celestial finds herself struggling to hold on to the love that has been her centre, taking comfort in Andre, their closest friend. When Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, he returns home ready to resume their life together. A masterpiece of storytelling, An American Marriage offers a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three unforgettable characters who are at once bound together and separated by forces beyond their control.

Summary of An American Marriage

Summary of An American Marriage
A Novel (Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection): Trivia/Quiz for Fans

by Whizbooks

  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release : 2019-01-09
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9781518429873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary of An American Marriage: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection) by Tayari Jones: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Roy and Celestial newly married and looking forward to many more years of a happy and prosperous life together. Then one day, the couple visit Roy's parents in Eloe and decide to spend the night in a hotel. They fight, and to ease the tension, agreed are to have a 15 minute break from the heated argument. Roy goes out of the room to fill up the ice bucket and meets an older woman whom he helps bring her ice bucket to her room. Later that night, police come for Roy. He is accused of rape, is declared guilty and charged twelve years in prison. How will Celestial cope without Roy? Will their marriage stand the test of separation? Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion and discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

An American Marriage

An American Marriage
The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd

by Michael Burlingame

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-06-01
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1643137352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a Union soldier who had deserted the army to return home to wed his sweetheart. As the president signed a document sparing the soldier's life, Lincoln said: “I want to punish the young man—probably in less than a year he will wish I had withheld the pardon.” Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd. This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence. The reader comes to learn that Lincoln wed Mary Todd because, in all likelihood, she seduced him and then insisted that he protect her honor. Perhaps surprisingly, the 5’2” Mrs. Lincoln often physically abused her 6’4” husband, as well as her children and servants; she humiliated her husband in public; she caused him, as president, to fear that she would disgrace him publicly. Unlike her husband, she was not profoundly opposed to slavery and hardly qualifies as the “ardent abolitionist” that some historians have portrayed. While she providid a useful stimulus to his ambition, she often “crushed his spirit,” as his law partner put it. In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did—where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people—if he had not had so much practice at home.

Paperback - an American Marriage

Paperback - an American Marriage
A Book

by Linda Holmes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-09-28
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This stirring love story is a deeply 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 into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward- with hope and pain- into the future.

Study Guide

Study Guide
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (SuperSummary)

by Supersummary

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-12-21
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9781679154232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 59-page guide for "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 3 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Inscrutable Logic of the Heart and Racism and the New South.

George and Laura

George and Laura
Portrait of an American Marriage

by Christopher P. Andersen

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : 0061032247
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Draws on research and confidential material to offer a portrait of the marriage of the President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

Study Guide Student Workbook for an American Marriage

Study Guide Student Workbook for an American Marriage
A Book

by David Lee

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2018-10
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781726621908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Student Workbooks are designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention. Teachers and Homeschool Instructors may use the activities included to improve student learning and organization. Students will construct and identify the following areas of knowledge. Character Identification Events Location Vocabulary Main Idea Conflict And more as appropriate to the text.

Jack and Jackie

Jack and Jackie
Portrait of an American Marriage

by Christopher P. Andersen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997-12-01
  • Pages : 714
  • ISBN : 9780786208869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the relationship of President Kennedy and his wife, discussing the public and private aspects of their marriage.

Barack and Michelle

Barack and Michelle
Portrait of an American Marriage

by Christopher Andersen

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-09-22
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0061937533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Barack and Michelle, America’s First Couple is scrutinized in stirring detail by Christopher Andersen, author of thirteen New York Times bestsellers including Jack and Jackie, Somewhere in Heaven, and the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died. Subtitled Portrait of an American Marriage, here is the first in-depth look at the popular U.S. President and his beautiful, brilliant, and stylish First Lady. Andersen, already internationally acclaimed for his intimate portraits of the Kennedys, Bushs, and Clintons now celebrates the unique union of President and Mrs. Obama with Barack and Michelle, shedding fascinating light on a romantic relationship and a political destiny like no other.

Divorce

Divorce
An American Tradition

by Glenda Riley

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 1997-01-01
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9780803289697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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According to Glenda Riley, “the historical conflict between anti-divorce and pro-divorce factions has prevented the development of effective, beneficial divorce laws, procedures, and policies. Today we still lack processes that move spouses out of unworkable marriages in a constructive fashion and get them back into the mainstream of life in a stable, productive condition.” Her pioneering historical overview offers proposals for dealing with a subject that now pertains to nearly half of all marriages.

Is Marriage for White People?

Is Marriage for White People?
How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone

by Ralph Richard Banks

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1101475641
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A distinguished Stanford law professor examines the steep decline in marriage rates among the African American middle class, and offers a paradoxical-nearly incendiary-solution. Black women are three times as likely as white women to never marry. That sobering statistic reflects a broader reality: African Americans are the most unmarried people in our nation, and contrary to public perception the racial gap in marriage is not confined to women or the poor. Black men, particularly the most successful and affluent, are less likely to marry than their white counterparts. College educated black women are twice as likely as their white peers never to marry. Is Marriage for White People? is the first book to illuminate the many facets of the African American marriage decline and its implications for American society. The book explains the social and economic forces that have undermined marriage for African Americans and that shape everyone's lives. It distills the best available research to trace the black marriage decline's far reaching consequences, including the disproportionate likelihood of abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, single parenthood, same sex relationships, polygamous relationships, and celibacy among black women. This book centers on the experiences not of men or of the poor but of those black women who have surged ahead, even as black men have fallen behind. Theirs is a story that has not been told. Empirical evidence documents its social significance, but its meaning emerges through stories drawn from the lives of women across the nation. Is Marriage for White People? frames the stark predicament that millions of black women now face: marry down or marry out. At the core of the inquiry is a paradox substantiated by evidence and experience alike: If more black women married white men, then more black men and women would marry each other. This book not only sits at the intersection of two large and well- established markets-race and marriage-it responds to yearnings that are widespread and deep in American society. The African American marriage decline is a secret in plain view about which people want to know more, intertwining as it does two of the most vexing issues in contemporary society. The fact that the most prominent family in our nation is now an African American couple only intensifies the interest, and the market. A book that entertains as it informs, Is Marriage for White People? will be the definitive guide to one of the most monumental social developments of the past half century.

The Average American Marriage

The Average American Marriage
A Novel

by Chad Kultgen

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2013-02-12
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0062119567
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Average American Marriage, the long-awaited sequel to Chad Kultgen’s much debated, always controversial The Average American Male, is a matter-of-fact foray into the male mind and sexual fantasy. Now married with children, Kultgen's lewd and sex-obsessed narrator once again offers up his deep (and not so deep) thoughts on love, marriage, kids, and (naturally) sex: from birthday sex to interns to parenting, The Average American Male looks upon the institution of marriage with the same deadpan smirk he has brought to the rest of his sex-addled, perennially disaffected life.

American Marriage

American Marriage
A Political Institution

by Priscilla Yamin

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2012-07-24
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0812206649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As states across the country battle internally over same-sex marriage in the courts, in legislatures, and at the ballot box, activists and scholars grapple with its implications for the status of gays and lesbians and for the institution of marriage itself. Yet, the struggle over same-sex marriage is only the most recent political and public debate over marriage in the United States. What is at stake for those who want to restrict marriage and for those who seek to extend it? Why has the issue become such a national debate? These questions can be answered only by viewing marriage as a political institution as well as a religious and cultural one. In its political dimension, marriage circumscribes both the meaning and the concrete terms of citizenship. Marriage represents communal duty, moral education, and social and civic status. Yet, at the same time, it represents individual choice, contract, liberty, and independence from the state. According to Priscilla Yamin, these opposing but interrelated sets of characteristics generate a tension between a politics of obligations on the one hand and a politics of rights on the other. To analyze this interplay, American Marriage examines the status of ex-slaves at the close of the Civil War, immigrants at the turn of the twentieth century, civil rights and women's rights in the 1960s, and welfare recipients and gays and lesbians in the contemporary period. Yamin argues that at moments when extant political and social hierarchies become unstable, political actors turn to marriage either to stave off or to promote political and social changes. Some marriages are pushed as obligatory and necessary for the good of society, while others are contested or presented as dangerous and harmful. Thus political struggles over race, gender, economic inequality, and sexuality have been articulated at key moments through the language of marital obligations and rights. Seen this way, marriage is not outside the political realm but interlocked with it in mutual evolution.

Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement
Four Couples and American Marriage Today

by Lis Harris

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-07-03
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1439142815
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this provocative book, the acclaimed author of Holy Days, Lis Harris, offers a fascinating look at the institution of marriage: how it is changing, what it may yet become. Rules of Engagement follows the trials and triumphs of four very real couples: upper-class Sarah and Eaton, whose 1950s marriage has been transformed in the wake of feminism; working-class Mike and Claire, who have struggled through multiple separations and reconciliations in their common-law marriage; middle-class African-Americans Carlita and Samuel, striving to succeed with their two young children in an often hostile world; and middle-aged Neal and Vera, idealists whose relationship has survived an experiment with "open marriage." From these four couples, Harris draws invaluable lessons about relationships in general and about the unique nature of American marriage, an institution that continues to thrive in an ever-changing world because of our willingness to experiment with and reinvent it.

Sexual Bargaining

Sexual Bargaining
Power Politics in the American Marriage

by John Scanzoni

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1982-04
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9780226735658
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the current revolution in contemporary marriage patterns and its relationship to the feminist movement

Black Women, Black Love

Black Women, Black Love
America's War on African American Marriage

by Dianne M Stewart

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1580058167
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this analysis of social history, examine the complex lineage of America's oppression of Black companionship. According to the 2010 US census, more than seventy percent of Black women in America are unmarried. Black Women, Black Love reveals how four centuries of laws, policies, and customs have created that crisis. Dianne Stewart begins in the colonial era, when slave owners denied Blacks the right to marry, divided families, and, in many cases, raped enslaved women and girls. Later, during Reconstruction and the ensuing decades, violence split up couples again as millions embarked on the Great Migration north, where the welfare system mandated that women remain single in order to receive government support. And no institution has forbidden Black love as effectively as the prison-industrial complex, which removes Black men en masse from the pool of marriageable partners. Prodigiously researched and deeply felt, Black Women, Black Love reveals how white supremacy has systematically broken the heart of Black America, and it proposes strategies for dismantling the structural forces that have plagued Black love and marriage for centuries.

Marriage in the United States

Marriage in the United States
A Book

by Auguste Carlier

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Carlier compares the institution of marriage in France, England, and the United States, and concludes marriage is most highly respected in the United States.

American Marriage Laws in Their Social Aspects; A Digest

American Marriage Laws in Their Social Aspects; A Digest
A Book

by Fred S. Hall,Elizabeth Winstonjoint Brooke

  • Publisher : BiblioBazaar, LLC
  • Release : 2009-09
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9781113616289
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.