Date(s) - 04/10/2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (who wrote Homegoing). 288 pages. (2020) The story introduces Gifty, a PhD candidate in neuroscience at Stanford. She studies addiction and depression in mice, but addiction and depression exist in her family as well. Her once promising brother died of a heroin overdose, and her depressed mother believes only prayer can heal her. Gifty is very much a contemporary, forward-looking character—a Ghanaian-American woman who is excelling in science at one of the best schools in the world—but she is also drawn by memories of faith and family in Alabama where she grew up. ……..a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief–a novel about faith, science, religion, love.
All are welcome to these discussions. Join us for one or for all. While we normally meet in the sanctuary on second Saturday mornings, and then often go out to lunch afterward, this year—for now at least— we’ll be zooming through cyberspace. So you can join us from wherever you are!
We’ll be using my Zoom account, and I’ll send out a new invitation each month. If you’re interested in joining our discussions and are not already on my email list, contact me with your information and I’ll add you to it: That’s to Dorie Maxwell: firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-301-4204.