Avid Reader Book Club Meeting - Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

March's Selection: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Avid Reader Book Club

The Avid Reader Book Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at The Avid Reader Bookstore at 617 Second Street, downtown Davis.

This group of avid readers has been meeting for several years now. Join us for some great reads and lively discussion. We read everything from fiction to non-fiction and are always looking for interesting books on and off the bestseller lists. The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis will be providing the month's book club picks at 20% off for anyone interested whether you are a member or not.

Membership:

NO FEE TO JOIN
NO LIST TO SIGN UP
Just show up, we're always happy to welcome new members! COME AND CHECK IT OUT!

Organizer: Jennie Woo

Contact: jenniewoo@hotmail.com

Please visit the Book Club page at: https://daviswiki.org/The_Avid_Reader_Book_Club

 

More about this title:

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. 
 
Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.

More about this author:

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she held a Dean's Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

Event date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
Homegoing Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101971062
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017