FemdogloversWWBookclub “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi& U Dog
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm EST
Female doglovers (no prejuduce to our fab male doglovers as wingwomen’s an all female group) are invited to join my wingwomen (WW) bookclub. We’re having another fun & fascinating WW bookclub on Wednesday, February 22 at 7pm. We’ll meet to discuss the critically acclaimed (A TODAY SHOW ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK; Finalist for the WOMEN’S PRIZE), fascinating, stunning, engrossing, powerful, riveting, raw, intimate, affecting, captivating page turning novel “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 sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice & the neural circuits of depression & addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle 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 & 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 & grief—a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi’s phenomenal debut.
We’ll discuss this book & have a fabulous time, be stimulated, enjoy wonderful company, friendship & bond-all in one evening! Hope to see you on February 22 & also if we’re all fortunate at our other bookclub meetings.
“Absolutely Transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative about a woman trying to survive the grief of a brother lost to addiction & a mother trapped in depression while pursuing her ambitious. Not a word or idea out of place. I am quite angry this is so good.” Roxanne Gay
“Full of brilliantly revealing moments, sometimes funny, often poignant….provokingly vital.” The New Yorker
“Profoundly moving… an expansive meditation on grief, religion & family.”The Boston Globe
“A book of blazing brilliance…of profoundly scientific & spiritual relection that recalls the works of Richard Powers & Marilynne Robinson.” The Washington Post