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Transcendent Kingdom

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  20 reviews
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
Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: September 15th 2020 by Knopf
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Sep 26, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Oct 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
God, yes!
This announcement came through a newsletter I signed up for, which I hardly check.
But THIS. This made me actually check it.
Jessica Jeffers
If, in ten years, this doesn't end up on every 'Best of the Decade' list, I don't know what to believe. This novel is astonishing and I hope it's one of the biggest books of 2020.
Paris (parisperusing)
My Lord, Yaa Gyasi has outdone herself. Transcendent Kingdom masterfully illustrates a heartbreaking yet heartfelt portrait of a Black family surviving mental illness, addiction, and abandonment with little more than the church of their own faith. Written with care and concern, who better than Gyasi to burn the cape that has long concealed the unguarded heartache of Black suffering. This is the book that will make Yaa Gyasi a legend.

(Thanks, Knopf friends, for sending me this book in advance in
Sasha Haasnoot

JULI 2020
Jan 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
homegoing was excellent—hoping for more greatness!
Jan 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2020-tbr
Homegoing is one of my favorites books I read in 2019. I cannot wait for Trascendent Kingdom!!! Hurry up July!
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book about family and loss and addiction and healing. Yay Gyasi is one of my favorite current writers and my only complaint about this book is now I’ve read it and I can’t look forward to it anymore.
Jan 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
Everyone add this to your To-Read list for 2020. Can't WAIT!!
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites, fiction, 2020
Absolutely stunning.
Parker Jensen
Feb 13, 2020 marked it as to-read
Oh! I cannot wait for this!!
Thank you to Knopf for the advanced copy via Edelweiss!
Oct 30, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Can’t wait!
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I might need to give myself some more time to think about this, but instead I’m going to just throw out my fresh, unfiltered thoughts. This is lovely. It’s readable. It’s got a lot of power to it. And it’s incredibly relatable, because Gifty’s questions about religion felt so true to what I remember from my own life growing up in southern churches. Reading her try to make sense of reason vs belief, and seeing her doubts and her drive - it all rang so true. It’s a book that asks big, unanswerable ...more
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Emily Rappaport
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-highlights
As intimate and internal in scope as HOMEGOING was epic and sweeping, with the same profound result.
Tara Furey
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story detailing the pain of addiction, depression, abandonment, and grappling with one's religious beliefs. Gyasi has written a masterpiece.

Thanks for the ARC, Knopf!
Jan 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
January 2020, I saw this one on Goodreads as an upcoming book for an author that I like.
Monica Kim: Reader in Emerald City
I just had to comment — omg! I can’t wait to read this novel, but we have to wait til July 2020! ...more
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Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. Her short stories have appeared in African American Review and Callaloo. Her debut novel, is Homegoing (Knopf, June 2016).