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Homegoing
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
A riveting, kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: a novel about race, history, ancestry, love, and time that traces the descendants of two sisters torn apart in eighteenth-century Africa across three hundred years in Ghana and America. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the wars of Ghana to slavery and the Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the American South to the Great Migration to twentieth-century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's novel moves through histories and geographies and captures--with outstanding economy and force-- the troubled spirit of our own nation. She has written a modern masterpiece.From the Hardcover edition.
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Christinak
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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“Kojo!” Mathison said, standing to shake his hand. He‘d heard Ma Aku call Jo that once, and had asked them what it meant. When Ma had explained it was the Asante name for a boy born on #Monday, he‘d clapped his hands together as though hearing a good song, and insisted on calling Jo by his full name every time he saw him. #QuotsyJan20

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danibel
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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FantasyChick
Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
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Managed to finish this today. The audiobook was longer than I had thought it would be since the book wasn't all that long but it was definitely worth listening to. Dominic Hoffman was a brilliant choice for narrator!

Not a book I would have picked up on my own so I'm thrilled it was on your list @Hestapleton 👏👏

Also my #ReadWithMrBook pick for the month!

#jumpstart2020 #NewYearWhoDis #1wordtitle
@monalyisha @Clwojick @Lizpixie @MrBook

Hestapleton Woohoo! So glad you are enjoying the list! 3w
annahenke I can‘t wait to get to this one! It‘s been on my list forever. Maybe I‘ll do audio too 3w
MrBook Niiice! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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FantasyChick
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House full of kids and a pretty good snowfall is in the works for today so I'm working from home.

Continuing to listen in the background. So far, I'm really enjoying this book. Another great narrator!

#NewYearWhoDis #jumpstart2020 @monalyisha @Clwojick @Lizpixie @Hestapleton

Hestapleton YAY! 3w
Lizpixie Enjoy your snow! So jealous❄️❄️❄️ 3w
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Mitch
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#blitsyhistorymonthswap is back - just signed up! You have until Jan 12 to sign up too - come join in the fun! Big thanks to @Chelleo for organising - head over to her page for more info. ✔️

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NeedsMoreBooks
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Millennial author for #Booked2020 H for Homegoing for #LitsyAtoZ #1wordtitle Family bingo for #jennyis30
Homegoing, Gyasi‘s debut novel, explores the descendants of two half-sisters, Effia and Esi. Not only are the British colonizers and their rule shown but also details how Africans were also complicit in the slave trade. The themes are family, slavery, politics, loss, love, and survival. The last two descendants visit Ghana as their Homegoing.

MrBook Great job with the multi!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 4w
NeedsMoreBooks @MrBook thank you 😊 Won‘t be able to complete my challenges otherwise 😂 4w
Cinfhen Agreed!! Love seeing those #DoubleDips and #TriplePlays 4w
Cinfhen And in this case a #GrandSlam ⚾️ 4w
NeedsMoreBooks @Cinfhen thank you 😁😁 3w
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NeedsMoreBooks
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Thank you @BookNAround for hosting the #lastfirst giveaway. My last book for 2019 will be Margaret Atwood‘s The Testaments. My first book for 2020 will be Yaa Gyasi‘s Homegoing, that will fulfill a few of my reading challenges.

AmandaL I loved Homegoing. Great choice to start the year! 1mo
LauraJ Homegoing was mesmerizing! 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks Thank you @AmandaL and @LauraJ 💕 Excited to read that 😄 1mo
BookNAround Homegoing is fantastic. I still have The Testaments on my tbr list. 1mo
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Cathythoughts
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#Booked2020 #MillennialAuthor AND the research has begun ... I‘m leaning towards Homegoing 🤔... or maybe Nobody is Ever Missing 🤔......

Emilymdxn Homegoing is an amazing book I really recommend it! 1mo
squirrelbrain The research is part of the fun isn‘t it?! 1mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain yes! It is 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Emilymdxn thanks! I hear lots of characters, that‘s the only off putting part I‘m thinking of ... 1mo
Emilymdxn @Cathythoughts yeah it is a lot of characters not gonna lie. But I think the way it‘s structured means it‘s never that confusing cause they don‘t all interact with each other so you just have to keep a few in your head at once 1mo
Cathythoughts @Emilymdxn thanks! If I go for it , I‘ll take notes & that should do the trick .... I usually have to do that anyway 🙄😊 1mo
Scochrane26 I also loved Homegoing. 1mo
youneverarrived I‘ve only read Homegoing but would recommend it 👍 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Homegoing is very good. You need to keep referring to the chart/family tree as you read on. 👍 1mo
Cathythoughts @Scochrane26 @youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm Homegoing is getting a lot of Litsy love ... I‘ll definitely give it a try 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
cariashley Homegoing was good, but Constellation is phenomenal and not to be missed! 1mo
Cathythoughts @cariashley well there‘s the spanner thrown into the works now !!! 😂 .... thanks for your comment , I must investigate Constellation 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB Great choices. I really do want to read Constellation, it has been mentioned all over Litsy lately 1mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I‘ve been meaning to read it for ages! 1mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen We can #buddyread it next year? 1mo
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Yes, please! 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB Been starting to plan too! Im@thinking if this one for this prompt . I‘m trying to use books I have! 1mo
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slaroque
Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
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Homegoing follows the families born of two sisters from Ghana who are separated at birth by fire. Through generations, the families are burdened by slavery and discrimination and make their way to America via the slave trade. Unknowingly, the families come together in San Francisco and reunite by water in Africa.

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vivastory
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I simply couldn't narrow it down to a #top10ofthedecade for fiction, but I feel pretty good about this baker's dozen. If I had missed out on any of the above I feel like my reading life would be significantly impoverished & would currently look different.
@Cinfhen

Hazel0303 Night Film!!! One of my top reads in 2014 - have been waiting for another book like it! 2mo
ljuliel Would you say Broken Harbor is the best of Tana French‘s series ? And how far do you have to read to get into the Tremblay book ? I‘ve started it several times. Every time I hear Stephen King mention how great it is, I try it again. (edited) 2mo
ReadingOver50 @ljuliel I loved A Head Full of Ghosts. But I loved it from the beginning. If you can‘t get into it maybe it‘s just not for you 🙂 2mo
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Liz_M A Brief History would have made my top 20ish books! (edited) 2mo
readordierachel The Animators ❤ 2mo
Aimeesue Saga❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Scochrane26 You have 3 of my favorites! Animators, Homegoing, Underground Railroad (edited) 2mo
Kalalalatja Great picks! 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing and tagging me, Scott. I‘m intrigued by your list, especially since I still have a few books on my TBR & others are such personal choices and not mainstream hits ( and I love that) 2mo
merelybookish Fun list! Some I need to get to on here! 2mo
BarbaraBB Great list. I loved some of them and will check out the ones I haven‘t read! 2mo
mklong Great list! You are making me think that I should have done 13 instead of 12. It hurt to leave Marlon James off my list. 2mo
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Hestapleton
Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
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I am shattered. Easily one of the best books I‘ve read this year. A brutal examination of slavery and family and the history of trauma. A story about broken people trying to be whole and love the best way they know how. Required reading. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #wintergames #tbrread

BarkingMadRun I‘ve added it to my stack! 2mo
Emilymdxn Im so glad you loved this book as much as I did! 2mo
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Hestapleton
Homegoing | Yaa Gyasi
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Look I‘m very late to this party. But it‘s just SUCH a GREAT party.

RachelO That is an EXCELLENT party! 2mo
Suet624 This book needs to be posted every 3 months so people remember just how great it is. 😂 2mo
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Tashreads
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I borrowed this gorgeous book from the library about two years ago, and it has stayed with me ever since. So I bought this beautiful copy as an early birthday present for myself. #becauseyoureworthit

QOTD: which books have stayed with you?⁣

erzascarletbookgasm It is a beautiful edition. 👏 2mo
Aimeesue Wow. Gorgeous! 2mo
readordierachel This one has stayed with me too. 2mo
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marleed It‘s beautiful! I think The Dutch House is going to stay with me. I was in exactly the right head space when I read it. (edited) 2mo
Andrea4 This one has stayed with me so much after I first listened to it, my ex bought it for me and it will now be the 3rd christmas I've read it (with my #bookclub @llwheeler this time) 2mo
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AyaOfSiwa
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It is astonishing how fate plays with us.

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AyaOfSiwa
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

"Skinula je ogrlicu s vrata i namjestila je oko Marcusova . >Dobro došao kući. Welcome home."

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AyaOfSiwa
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

"Moja bi baka znala reći: >Slijepac nas ne zove luđacima zato što vidimo.The blind man doesn't call us crazy because we see.

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Victoria_Clyne
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This is a multi-generational story about two branches of the same family. I quite enjoyed this one though I did get a bit confused with the characters. I listened to the audiobook but apparently the physical book has a family tree which would have made it easier. Really interesting characters and story line touching on history I wasn't that familiar with.

Sace I read the physical copy and I referred to the family tree often. 3mo
Victoria_Clyne @Sace I thought it might come in handy. 2mo
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AyaOfSiwa
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

"Želim napustiti obitelj a da oni ne znaju da sam ih napustio, rekao je."

"I want to leave the family without them knowing i left them, he said."

#croatianedition

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cathysaid
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Look what‘s coming!

**insert happy dance💃**

LauraJ 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 3mo
Soubhiville Oh wow! That‘s exciting. 3mo
Hooked_on_books 😲🤯🥳💃🏼🎉 3mo
cathysaid @LauraJ @Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books Right? I LOVED Homegoing. Can't wait! 3mo
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Joanne1
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Epic, complex and multi-generational story of the history and legacy of slavery. It‘s brilliantly told through the voices of each generation but I did find it tricky to keep who was who straight in my head. And I struggled through a couple of the chapters. I would not recommend it as a beach read!! This one requires brainpower.

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AyaOfSiwa
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Starting to read my next.

#croatianedition

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MariettaSG
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Only just a pick for its solid narrative. It wasn't a page turner but certainly an interesting historical fiction. I loved the feeling of place that characters had as I understand this experience. I read it slowly, one chapter at a time as though they were short stories without losing the arc. I wouldn't call it literature but certainly a worthwhile read. A TBR completed.

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MariettaSG
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

I‘m really enjoying the flipping from the story of one sister‘s line to the other. It does take a bit of getting used to with each chapter, as a migrant who at times feels divided about where my place and people are this appeals to me. Also I love how the story is structured around Maame having two daughters by different men ; although traditionally the men have/own/determine the wives this is not the emphasis in this text.

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MariettaSG
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Really enjoying this, I like the two families from the two original sisters and how the story flips between the two and down through the generations. I do need to check the family tree each chapter but am enjoying it. No pearls of wisdom yet but a solid narrative through the strong idea of family and the cover is so aesthetic.

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Joanne1
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I‘m struggling a little with this one. It‘s really not suited as a beach read and I‘m having trouble keeping the characters straight in my head.

violabrain Definitely not a beach read! But one of the most amazing books I have ever read. 4mo
Nute I‘ve given up on trying to keep characters straight in my head when there are many characters or the writing is complex or confusing. I go right for pen and paper and keeping notes.🙃 4mo
Libby1 I struggled with it too and actually bailed. I was feeling tired of reading about exceptionally beautiful main characters. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day3

@MeganAnn do you want to play along? With your keen eye for creative things, I know you have some beautiful covers! 😉

Cinfhen Oh, I LOVE this cover so much more than the US cover 5mo
sudi Love this cover ❤ 5mo
Kalalalatja One of my faves 👌 5mo
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MeganAnn Such a beautiful cover! I‘d love to play! Now I just have to figure which covers to post... 5mo
Centique That is GORGEOUS 😍 4mo
BiblioLitten I love the cover!! So pretty 🧡 4mo
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gby0822
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A beautifully-written book about the generational impact of slavery. I haven‘t read anything like this before; highly recommend!

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JenFowler
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I loved this book. It's almost as if you are reading many different books...because it is about many different people, throughout different generations. You see where these people came from, where their great great grandparents came from. How their life shaped them, and how that affected their offspring. How life begets life begets life. The world changes, and we change along with it. But our roots remain at our center.

Cortg This is a favorite of mine ❤️ 5mo
Scochrane26 I loved this one, too. I read it right after Underground Railroad, which I don‘t recommend. They were both emotional reads. 5mo
The_Real_Nani So heartbreaking and overwhelming. I had to stop reading at one point, to catch my breath. 5mo
Naltez Just finished - this was amazing 5mo
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tsundoker
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Awesome awesome awesome book. I can't believe this is her first novel!

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tsundoker
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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It is an awesome book. I am loving it so far. A must read.

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Bookboss
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I visited one of my favorite independent bookstores this afternoon! I have read Homegoing and Purple Hibiscus, but I read library copies. I decided these needed to go on my bookshelf!

bromeliad Great haul! 6mo
irre I too got Homegoing from the library but decided I needed to buy a copy after reading. One of my all time favorites. 6mo
Lisa0223 I also purchased my own personal copy of Homegoing after listening to it. It‘s now one of my favorites 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5mo
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margreads
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Read this while we were on safari in South Africa. Technically we were not camping but rather stayed in a game lodge but still

@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #letstravelaugust

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds awesome!!!! 🦓🐘🐆 6mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🏕 6mo
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Mindyrecycles
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Word perfect. #africa #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read this!!! 6mo
The_Real_Nani So good. At one point, I had to put it down because I was so overwhelmed. 6mo
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EmilieGR
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A short book, but certainly a memorable one. I loved the way this book was constructed, keeping the pace going, the characters changing, but continuously tying your emotions back into the story.

Caroline2 I loved this book! 💖 6mo
Eyelit I just listened to the audiobook recently. So good! 6mo
EmilieGR ❤️❤️ 6mo
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Caroline2
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For such a small book, this is surprisingly epic! Sweeping across 300yrs and across continents; it follows two sisters and their descendants. I was worried I wouldn‘t connect with all the characters but they are so well written that I cared for them all within a couple of pages. It‘s unique, heartbreaking and compelling. All I wanted to do was read this book. This is the best book I have read in a long time!!! 5 stars!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader Compelling review! Stacked! (edited) 7mo
Freespirit Great review! 7mo
Megabooks Great review!! 7mo
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tammysue Happy you enjoyed it too! Terrific review! 7mo
eraderneely I think the chapters are just the right length. You get invested in the characters, but not so strongly that it‘s hard to switch when the next viewpoint comes up. 7mo
BooknerdsLife Beautiful review and gorgeous photo! 7mo
Caroline2 @eraderneely Yes! I agree. The length of each chapter is spot on; it also keeps the pace of the novel rolling. It never lulled once for me. 7mo
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BarbaraBB
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“We believe the one who has power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. From there you get a clearer, yet still imperfect, picture.”

All the love 💕 for this #AfricanLady (she was born in Ghana in 1989 and grew up in Alabama). #WanderingJune

erzascarletbookgasm 🙌 I was thinking of this too! Great read! 7mo
Reviewsbylola Great pick! 7mo
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youneverarrived
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It took a while to get used to the structure and I had to keep going back to the family tree before starting a new chapter but it‘s a clever and poignant way to write about slavery and it‘s effects on people then and now. It‘s a tough but necessary read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

erzascarletbookgasm Yes, the family tree was very helpful! 🙂 8mo
youneverarrived @erzascarletbookgasm I would have been lost without it 😂 8mo
Theaelizabet Really liked this book. Can‘t wait to see what she writes next. 8mo
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readordierachel Loved this one. Clever and poignant is a great description. 8mo
youneverarrived @Theaelizabet was it her debut book? 8mo
Theaelizabet @youneverarrived Yes, it was. A good start! 8mo
youneverarrived @Theaelizabet ah wow that‘s impressive. 8mo
MrBook Nice review and great background! 7mo
Suet624 I referred to the family tree often and I LOVED the book 7mo
youneverarrived @MrBook thanks 😁 7mo
youneverarrived @Suet624 yeah, I‘m glad the family tree was included. 7mo
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WellReadCatLady
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This book was so good!

WorldsOkayestStepMom I absolutely LOVED this one! 💖 8mo
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Samplergal
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This book is set in a variety of places, one being Pratt City, Alabama. I‘m going rogue and using this as Alabama for my #ReadingUSA2019. #alabama

Cortg I loved this book ❤️ 8mo
Samplergal So did I. Five earned stars. I have had it on my shelf for a year, but seems it always got pushed back on the pile in exchange for a book club book or library book that had an expiration date. So glad I read it. 8mo
Prairiegirl_reading I also loved book after it sat on my shelf for quite a while. 😄 8mo
Soubhiville Such an amazing book! 8mo
Librarybelle I‘ve heard good things about this one! 8mo
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Samplergal
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#bannedbook #maymadness #24b4Monday

I‘m sure this is banned someplace. It‘s sooooo good. Its about 40% in and want to stay up all night to finish good.

TheReadingMermaid Nice!!! 👍👍👍 8mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I adored this book. It is so amazing. 8mo
behudd One of the best books I‘ve ever read! 8mo
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Kdgordon88 I loved this book! 8mo
irre Loved it!! 8mo
Clwojick 🙌🏻 I‘ll have to check it out! 8mo
BarbaraJean Oh, this book is absolutely amazing. Loved it! 8mo
violabrain This book is incredible! I second @behudd - definitely one of the best books I‘ve ever read! 8mo
SaturnDoo You are probably right about it being banned some where 😁 I started this several months ago and couldn't stay interested/focused. Maybe I should try it again. Is this the one that jumps around in time, bactracks, and has millions of characters but never really focuses on any particular one? 8mo
behudd @SaturnDoo it follows a line of descendants, so it doesn‘t jump around in time, it goes chronologically, but you‘re right that it doesn‘t focus on any one character for more than their section. 8mo
Samplergal It‘s so good. So good. 8mo
SaturnDoo @behudd thanks. I knew it was one of those things 😊 that I just couldn't stay focused on it at the time I started it. I'm going to try it again. 8mo
Andrew65 This is a really good read. 8mo
behudd @SaturnDoo definitely understand that! I hope you love it whenever you re-start :) 8mo
Theaelizabet Loved this book. Excited to see what she does next. 8mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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A beautifully written novel following the generations of a family, not unlike "Roots" by Alex Haley, which I also loved!

DivineDiana I liked this so much that I recommended for Book Club. 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @DivineDiana oh I bet this would be a great Book Club book!!! 8mo
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thebookishtype15
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#oldmeetsnewgiveaway @Cinfhen

1. Realistic fiction/contemporary
2. Tagged above
3. Suburbs of Chicago
4. In the grass under a tree or on the couch near the window

This was fun!

Cinfhen Yay!!! So glad you joined in🤗and I really liked your tagged book! 8mo
Prairiegirl_reading Homegoing was excellent!! 8mo
thebookishtype15 Yes! I love Homegoing! 8mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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"There should be no room in your life for regret. If in the moment of doing you felt clarity, you felt certainty, then why feel regret later?"

Wise words from dear old dad. ?

IamIamIam Oh, I love this!!! 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @IamIamIam isn't it such a lovely quote!! 8mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I'm really enjoying this book so far!

irre One of my all time favorites! 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @irre my flower beds are full of them! 8mo
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Mowen036
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So I really struggled through this book not because it was a difficult read but I couldn‘t connect with the story. I found myself wanting that connection with the characters. Once I put in my mind that it was a collection of short stories I could get through the book better.

ephemeralwaltz Interesting take on it! 8mo
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GinaKButler
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This month‘s book club pick! Interesting format! #theplanningbutlerreads

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Mowen036
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Anyone else read homegoing? I‘d love to hear your thoughts! I have 3 people left to read and I‘ve been struggling to read this for a month!

Suet624 I loved it. 9mo
bookandcat I liked this book a lot too - maybe it will get better for you? 🤷 I hope so!! 9mo
readordierachel I also loved it. Difficult but also beautiful and important. 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm I liked it. What @readordierachel said..difficult but important read 9mo
Blaire Agree with @readordierachel and @erzascarletbookgasm I really liked it and the difficult parts were necessary and important. Stick with it. 9mo
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Zelma
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Holy moly, I love this book! I have been on a linked short stories kick recently, but I felt like this tied more together as a novel then, say, Olive Kitteridge. This was really a series of snapshots of a family tree, each chapter a different voice. I referred to the family tree in the front the book quite a bit but never found the book confusing. So evocative, tragic, hopeful, and very difficult at times. Just excellent.

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Rhmodica
Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

halfway through, enjoying it a lot.

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