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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi


Another month begins, another bibliofilles book pick! March represents rejuvenation, the first flowers, some desperately awaited warmth and longer days. This months book of the Month is such an exciting one, out this Thursday on the 4th March. 

Transcendent Kingdom is the intricate portrayal of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression, addiction and grief. An exploration of family, science, identity and religion it is sure to be a book everyone is talking about. Yaa Gyasi’s debut Homegoing in 2016 was a standout book of the year for many, winning prizes and praise internationally. We are incredibly grateful to our friends at @vikingbooksuk and @feelingmyshelf_for our advance copy and can we take a moment to APPLAUD the cover design. The UK version is beyond exquisite, this is a definite *adds to Amazon basket immediately* kind of book. 

We had such lovely feedback from those who read our February pick, Daisy Jones and The Six with us ~ the IGTV review will be up tomorrow. Do let us know if you are reading along with us in March.

Later on…

Standard Saturday night in lockdown. Kids running around upstairs avoiding bedtime, while I’m making my way through our @thebibliofilles March book pick, the @womensprize longlisted Transcendent Kingdom written by the supremely talented Yaa Gyasi, which I am LOVING by the way (thank you so much @vikingbooksuk for our copy).

The enormous gin and tonic I’ve poured myself is not pictured but obviously an essential part of the evening (see our IG stories). Have a good one, folks.

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