Books 'n Booze Virtual Book Club

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Join us virtually to discuss Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. Please register in advance so we can send you the Zoom link via email. Books are available for in person or curbside pick up at the Verona Public Library.

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. -- Goodreads


Event Type(s): Outreach
Age Group(s): Adult
Theresa
(608) 845-7180

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