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“An American Marriage” is an Oprah’s Book Club pick and was on former President Barack Obama’s list of top books for 2018.

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Lea’s Corner: Revisiting Older Books

My relationship with reading has always been an interesting one. Although I loved reading, I hated reading assignments with a deep and burning passion.  Don’t get me wrong: I liked some of the required reading. But, there was something about being forced to read a book that bothered me and I dreaded almost every reading assignment I was given.

Fast-forward to a few weeks ago when I stumbled across an pre-owned copy of “Catch-22” while doing an inventory of our pre-owned books. When I went through it, I found it to be a funny book and an easy read. It’s possible that my taste has improved over the last 26 years. It’s also possible that having to read case law and statutes for the last 17 years has shown me what truly boring writing is. Or maybe when my grade doesn’t depend on what I think about the book, the journey and experience of reading the book is better. All of this made me start to wonder: What other treasures did I miss while churning through required reading?  

To answer that question, I’m on a mission to revisit old books and classics. And I’m going to start with the ones that I remember hating the most.

Some of the classics I’ll be revisiting:

  • “The Plague” by Albert Camus 
  • “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad 
  • “The Sound and The Fury” by William Faulkner
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 
  • “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Wish me luck!

Tiny Book Summary: “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones

Genre: Domestic Fiction

Publication Date: 2/06/2018

Plot Summary: A newlywed couple’s life is derailed when the groom is falsely accused of sexual assault. The novel examines the effect incarceration has on the person who is detained and on the people who care about him.

  • The narrative style is like an interview or a series of journal entries from the characters in the book.
  • The book gives fresh insight on the effects of wrongful convictions and mass incarceration.
  • Jones does an excellent job of exploring how different characters react to the situation.

Things to consider while reading the book:

  • Is there a good guy or a bad guy in this book?
  • Does every book need a good guy or a bad guy?
  • Does every marriage have a good guy and a bad guy?
  • What questions is Jones asking about marriage?
  • What questions is Jones asking about race in the United States?
  • What questions is Jones asking about the American criminal justice system?