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Date:
February 15, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Everett Performing Arts Center
Address:
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Contact:
425-257-8000
Email:
Cost:
Free
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Tayari Jones: An American Marriage - A Love Story Torn Apart by Social Injustice

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Tayari Jones will speak about her book “An American Marriage.” This is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young couple. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are standing on the threshold of the American dream when Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, and their lives implode. “An American Marriage” was named a notable book by The New York Times and The Washington Post and was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. It has been published in over 20 countries, with more than 700,000 copies in print domestically. It was selected as a 2018 Oprah Book Club pick, a summer reading list pick by Barack Obama, and one Bill Gates’ top five books of 2019. Books will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.