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November 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Miami Book Online Fair Presents…”An Evening With Yaa Gyasi & Nell Freudenberger”


November 21, 2020
5:00 pm



Yaa Gyasi on Transcendent Kingdom: A Novel,

in conversation with author Nell Freudenberger.

Saturday, November 21, 5pm EST | LIVE on Miamibookfaironline.com


About the Book:

American Book Award winner Yaa Gyasi‘s novel Transcendent Kingdom – praised by author Ann Patchett as possessing “splendor and heart and insight and brilliance” – is a moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression, addiction and grief, and a novel about faith, science, religion, and love. She is joined by New York Times book reviewer and author Nell Freudenberger, whose Lost and Wanted is a story of friends and lovers, science and spirituality, and bonds that show their power in surprising ways.

About the Author:

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her debut novel, Homegoing, published in 2016, won several awards, including the PEN/Hemingway Award for a first book of fiction and the American Book Award. Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf) is a moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression, addiction and grief – a novel about faith, science, religion, love.

Gifty is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, once a gifted high school athlete, died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother refuses to leave her bed. But even as Gifty turns to science to unlock the mystery of her family’s suffering, she hungers for her childhood faith. Its promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. Publishers Weekly praised it as “Meticulous, psychologically complex … At once a vivid evocation of the immigrant experience and a sharp delineation of an individual’s inner struggle, the novel brilliantly succeeds on both counts.”

Ticket Guidelines

The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of Transcendent Kingdom (Knopf, $27.95). Please note that a fee of $5 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book. When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number. The book will be shipped to you following the event.

Kindly note: Due to the pandemic the USPS is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery but will do our best to make it as swift as possible.

International Customers: If you live outside of the U.S., you should pick this International Viewer option. International viewers MUST purchase a ticket in order to view this event. However, this option DOES NOT guarantee you will receive a copy of the book, unless you are willing to PAY EXTRA FOR SHIPPING. If you are an international customer and would like to pay extra for the shipping of your book, please reach out to orders@booksandbooks.com to provide your international shipping address and we will let you know the cost of shipping. You can then confirm if you would like to go ahead with your order. Shipping charges will vary from country to country and due to the pandemic, delivery timelines will also vary. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee when you will receive the book, and we thank you for your understanding. We hope you enjoy the event!

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Please keep in mind that you’re not done yet.

This event will take place on the Miami Book Fair Online digital platform, so you must register on MiamiBookFairOnline.com by entering your email address. You will then receive a reminder from Eventbrite two days before the event, 2 hours before the event, and 20 minutes before we go live. Your email reminders will include a unique password that will admit you to Yaa Gyasi’s & Nell Freudenberger’s.  program. Most other Book Fair events are free and do not require tickets or purchase.

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If you have any questions, please reach out to us at wbookfair@mdc.edu or 305-237-3258. Thank you for joining us!