Sample Saturday – three relationship stories

Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye. This week, all three books are titles from my ‘I’m waiting for…’ list.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Summary: Life for newlyweds Celestial and Roy is ripped apart when Roy is sentenced to 12 years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Celestial finds herself unable to hold on to the love that has been her centre. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns, ready to resume their life together.

I’m thinking: Yes – this line sold me:

“But home isn’t where you land; home is where you launch.”

Some Hell by Patrick Nathan

Summary: Story of a gay teen’s coming-of-age in the aftermath of his father’s suicide.

I’m thinking: No – well-written but slow.

The Intermission by Elyssa Friedland

Summary: After six years of marriage, the unshakeable confidence Cass felt on her wedding day is gone. Not so for Jonathan, he’s still smitten. So it comes as a complete shock to Jonathan when Cass suddenly requests a marital ‘intermission’: a six-month separation during which they’ll figure out if the life they’ve built together is, in fact, the one they both want.

I’m thinking: Maybe – possibly emotionally light-weight?

2 responses

  1. I’m really curious what you have to say about An American Marriage. I’ve read reviews where people have loved it and people have hated it.. no middle ground. haha

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