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Book Club - African American Book Club

Monday, February 13 - 4:00 PM


 

Enjoy lively discussions with others on today's most intriguing books and topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 13 | Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

Gifty is a fifth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her.

But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief--a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut.

 

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Location

216 Hartford Ave SE
Canton, OH 44707
Event Type
Literary
Club

Organization

Stark Library

Date / Time

Monday, February 13, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact

Name:
DeHoff Memorial
Phone:
(330) 452-9014
Email:
dehoff@starklibrary.org
More Info:
https://stark.libnet.info/event/7280598