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    A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER 
    Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZE

    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 and the neural circuits of depression and 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 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.

    ©2020 Yaa Gyasi (P)2020 Random House Audio

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    "Gyasi sometimes reminds me of other writers who’ve addressed the immigrant experience in America - Jhumpa Lahiri and Yiyun Li in particular.... As in the work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie or the Ghanaian-American short-story writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, the African immigrants in this novel exist at a certain remove from American racism, victims but also outsiders, marveling at the peculiar blindnesses of the locals...brilliant.... Transcendent Kingdom trades the blazing brilliance of Homegoing for another type of glory, more granular and difficult to name." (Nell Freudenberger, The New York Times Book Review)  

    "The novel is full of brilliantly revealing moments, sometimes funny, often poignant.... [Gifty is] provokingly vital." (James Wood, The New Yorker)

    "Laser-like.... A powerful, wholly unsentimental novel about family love, loss, belonging and belief that is more focused but just as daring as its predecessor, and to my mind even more successful.... [Transcendent Kingdom] is burningly dedicated to the question of meaning.... The pressure created gives her novel a hard, beautiful, diamantine luster." (Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal)

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    A soulful and intelligent book. Great story and really worth reading. An interesting mix of science and religion with a lot of personal insights