An American Marriage: Tayari Jones

I have no idea of whether this book is representative of American marriages or not.

Like most marriages, this one is not very interesting, except perhaps to the principles involved.

Not only did Jones not mix up an pie for me with this work, she didn’t even set out the fixings for tea.

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The Sellout — Paul Beatty

“The Sellout” is ostensibly about race; really, it is about relationships: relationships between fathers and sons, enduring love, extra-marital affairs, gangs and their leaders, community leaders hiding from their community behind facades, intellectuals and followers, “masters” and “slaves.” An engaging read; well-written, witty and full of interesting turns of phrase.