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Available copies

  • 5 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.

Current holds

6 current holds with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New Fic Gyasi, Yaa (Text) 38262300005414 Adult Fiction Checked out 10/16/2020

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Content descriptions

General Note:
"Read with Jenna" -- cover.
"This is a Borzoi book."
Summary, etc.:
"A novel about faith, science, religion, and family that tells the deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief, narrated by a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford school of medicine studying the neural circuits of reward seeking behavior in mice"-- Provided by publisher.
"Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior 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 an ankle 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 the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief--a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut"-- Amazon.com.
Subject: Women medical students > Fiction.
Ghanaians > United States > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Faith > Fiction.
Mentally ill mothers > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Psychiatry > Research > Fiction.
Brothers > Death > Fiction.
California > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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