An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

fiction contemporary literary emotional reflective sad medium-paced

308 pages | first published 2018

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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 rip...
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Summary of 19300 reviews

Moods

emotional 87%
reflective 64%
sad 63%
challenging 40%
tense 30%
dark 20%
hopeful 11%
informative 5%
inspiring 4%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 28%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | A mix: 27% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | No: 25% | Yes: 24%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | No: 12% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.96

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