Score: 4.5
From 800 Ratings

Homegoing


  • Author: Yaa Gyasi
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: African American
  • File Size: 10047354 Bytes


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. One of Oprah’s Best Books of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway award winner, 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 memo...

Score: 4
From 757 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 :

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. One of Oprah’s Best Books of the Year and a PEN/Hemingway award winner, 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 capt...

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...

Transcendent Kingdom
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Transcendent Kingdom


  • Author : Yaa Gyasi
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385695183


Transcendent Kingdom Book Description :

Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national bestseller 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 University's School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behaviour in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to hard science to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith, and...

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....

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...

Slow Homecoming
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Slow Homecoming


  • Author : Peter Handke
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 1985-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466807280


Slow Homecoming Book Description :

In this haunting suite of three fictions, Handke cements his reputation as one of the most talented writers of the Twentieth Century....

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...

The Homecoming
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Homecoming


  • Author : Andrew Pyper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-02-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982108984


The Homecoming Book Description :

Bestselling author Andrew Pyper returns with a riveting psychological thriller about how the people you’ve known your whole life can suddenly become strangers. What if everything you knew about the people you loved was a lie? After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. There, they meet up with their mother and troubled sister, Franny, and are shocked to discover the will’s terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must all remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. Despite their concerns, they agree. The Quinlans soon come to learn their family has more secrets than they ever imagined—...