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This month we’ll be discussing An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones. Businessman Roy Hamilton has been married to artist Celestial Davenport for a little over a year. On a visit to his small hometown, he is arrested, tried, and sentenced to 12 years for a crime he didn’t commit. While they continue their relationship through letters, Celestial’s life is changing – her art is attracting notice, and a friendship slowly turns into a love affair. Then Roy’s conviction is overturned after five years, and he returns to a life he doesn’t recognize or understand.We’ll also start distributing copies of November’s book, The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.Turning Pages is a librarian-led exploration of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction from around the world. This wide-ranging group will sample critically acclaimed and prize-winning titles with open and inclusive discussion aimed at engaging readers with the book and with each other. Williamsburg Regional Library will provide copies. If you can’t find a copy of this month’s book on the shelves, check with the Adult Services reference deskQuestions? Call us at 757.259.4050.

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