About the club:
**PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. YOU WILL BE SENT THE ZOOM LINK AND PASSWORD THE DAY BEFORE THE MEETING.**
Join your pals at Novel on Wednesday, August 19 at 7 p.m. for A Novel Book Club on Zoom! Our monthly picks encompass a wide variety of genres, interests, and reading styles, with book club members involved in choosing future selections. Unlike a lot of book clubs that are spawned from a group of friends, we are a group of friends spawned from a book club. We really hope to see you at the next meeting! (Book club members get 10% off the price of this month's book--be sure to ask for your discount! If you don't feel comfortable coming in the store just yet, we have a quantity in stock that you can order on novelmemphis.com or over the phone for delivery or curbside pickup!)
About the book:
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.
About the 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.