Score: 4.5
From 713 Ratings

Homegoing


  • Author: Yaa Gyasi
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: African American
  • File Size: 10006464 Bytes


Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book PrizeA New York Times 2016 Notable BookOne of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016NPR's Debut Novel of the YearOne of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016“Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates The unforgettable New York Times best seller 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 the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light ...

Score: 4.5
From 602 Ratings

Going Home


  • Author: Judith Keim
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • File Size: 518425 Bytes


In 1970, Violet Hawkins' only wish at eighteen is to escape her life in the Dayton, Ohio foster-care system and make her way to the west coast to enjoy a mellow life and find the love she's been missing all her life. She makes it to San Francisco, but soon learns she needs a job if she's to live properly. A kind, young man named Kenton Chandler offers her a sandwich and a job at his father's inn and vineyards. With nothing to lose, Lettie takes him up on his offer and begins a whole new life in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.  She immediately falls in love with the land and is fascinated with the idea of growing grapes in order to make wines. She, Kenton, and Rafe Lopez become friends as she learns about running the small inn on the property.At t...

Homegoing
Score: 4
From 1,164 Ratings

Homegoing


  • Author : Yaa Gyasi
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385686143


Homegoing Book Description :

"Homegoing is an inspiration." —Ta-Nehisi Coates An unforgettable New York Times bestseller of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time, charting the course of two sisters torn apart in 18th century Africa through to the present day. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonist, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising "half-caste" children ...

Homegoing
Score: 4
From 1,163 Ratings

Homegoing


  • Author : Yaa Gyasi
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241975244


Homegoing Book Description :

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Selected for Granta's Best of Young American Novelists 2017 Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book Shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of Mississippi; from the missionary schools of Ghana to the dive bars of Harlem, spanning three continents and seven generations, Yaa Gyasi has written a miraculous novel - the intimate, gripping story of a brilliantly vivid cast of characters and through their lives the...

Homegoing
Score: 4
From 89 Ratings

Homegoing


  • Author : Yaa Gyasi
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101947142


Homegoing Book 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 “Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates The unforgettable New York Times best seller 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 the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the pr...

Homegoing
Score: 4
From 1,163 Ratings

Homegoing


  • Author : Yaa Gyasi
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101971061


Homegoing Book Description :

Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Oprah.com, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Mother Jones, BuzzFeed, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters, Effia and Esi, 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 notorious Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and shipped off to America to be sold into slavery. With breathtaking scope, Homegoing follows the parallel paths of the...

Homegoing

Homegoing


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683783824


Homegoing Book Description :

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | Summary & Analysis Preview: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is a novel in stories about the Atlantic slave trade and its aftermath. The novel begins with the stories of two African half-sisters of the Fante and Asante tribes: Effia and Esi. Effia is born in the late eighteenth century in Fanteland on Africa’s Gold Coast, on the night of a devastating fire near her father’s compound. Her adoptive mother, Baaba, immediately resents her, because Effia is the daughter of her father Cobbe’s house girl. In 1775, when Effia is young, British soldiers from the Cape Coast Castle come to the village. Effia wants to marry Abeeku Badu, who is in line to be chief. But to prevent Effia from marrying him, Baaba tells Effia that she must hide t...

Homegoing
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Homegoing


  • Author : Frederik Pohl
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0575048956


Homegoing Book Description :

Science fiction-roman....

The Homegoing

The Homegoing


  • Author : Juanita Morris
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2003-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595272402


The Homegoing Book Description :

The Homegoing is an electrifying saga of a young woman's journey back home to face a mysterious family past that has plagued and destroyed so many lives. Saved by adoption, she had escaped the fate that her younger years held and was now living in happier times. She was at the top of her game. Life was good! But then, like a scream in the night, a familiar voice from the past threatened to shatter her new world. Death was beckoning the entire family together again and no one would be safe. Who would survive the torrid winds of this thunderous gathering? Could the love of family and her faith in God help her face the terrible legacy of her family's long-held secrets? Journey with her as she steps back into the past in search of truth....

The Homegoing of Howard Lee Johnson

The Homegoing of Howard Lee Johnson


  • Author : Fred Roberts
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2008-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477162958


The Homegoing of Howard Lee Johnson Book Description :

This is the story of a young black man, Howard Lee Johnson, who was born to unwed parents in Selma, Alabama during the turbulent racial upheaval of the mid-sixties. His father, a young civil rights worker sent to Alabama to instruct blacks in voter registration, impregnated Howard Lees teenage mother and vanished before he was born. His mother, aunt and grandmother raised him in a God-fearing manner with all the love they could muster, but it wasnt enough. He agonized over why his father abandoned him, and the older he got, the angrier he became. When his mother makes a deathbed revelation of his fathers identity and whereabouts, the twenty-year-old Howard Lee flees Selma, Alabama and journeys to Atlanta. He finds the now-defrocked pastor sitting in ...

The Homegoing

The Homegoing


  • Author : Michael Olin Hitt
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1933964588


The Homegoing Book Description :

Fiction. In Laurelville, Ohio—a small town in the foothills of the Appalachians—nobody knows why Hannah Marshal drowned in Laurel Creek in 1937. Over two decades later, her niece, Ruth Sherman, takes it upon herself to find out. As she ispressed by her grandmother to learn the folk cures and healing rituals of Appalachian Christianity and armed with only a few rumors, old newspapers clipping and even some ghost stories about her aunt, Ruth begins to uncover the events surrounding Hannah's death. Twenty-one year old Ruth finds herself on a journey into the past, the traditions of a southern-Ohio Pentecostal church, and the shadowy side of the Holy Ghost among serpent handlers. On the journey, Ruth discovers her own spiritual gifts and uncovers the...

Transcendent Kingdom
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Transcendent Kingdom


  • Author : Yaa Gyasi
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2021-03-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241988664


Transcendent Kingdom Book Description :

**From the bestselling author of Homegoing comes a searing novel of love and loss, addiction and redemption, straight from the heart of contemporary America** As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away. Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother's life, she turns to science for answers. But when her mother comes to stay, Gifty soon learns that the roots of their tangled traumas reach farther than she ever thought. Tracing her family's stor...