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Program Type: Books/Writing
Age: Adults

Paul McNeil will lead a discussion of Yaa Gyasi’s novel, Homegoing. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the book in advance. Ask for a copy at the library’s information desk.

Book jacket description:

  • Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize
  • A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
  • One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016
  • NPR's Debut Novel of the Year
  • One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016
  • One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016, Winner of 2017 PEN Hemingway award for debut fiction.

“Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates 

This unforgettable New York Times bestseller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces several generations of a family who follow, as their destinies lead them, through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.