We're Starting a Book Club!

August 24th, 2018

Hey Oaklands! You're invited to join our new monthly book club. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month starting in October to meet others who enjoy reading, share ideas, have lively conversations and make new friends. Everyone welcome. Coffee and tea provided. Check our Facebook page for more information!

Our first meeting is on Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30-8 pm at Oaklands Neighbourhood House, 2629 Victor Street.

 

Our first book selection is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. 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.

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