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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, impris

Author Yaa Gyasi

Pages 320

Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Date 2016-06-07

ISBN 1101947144 9781101947142

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NaomiZukor shared a tip "Heartbreaking and beautifully-written."

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olivia_huie shared a tip "This was an incredible story, and so well written."

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Lindsay.pedersen shared a tip "Lovely book that takes you by surprise. I finished it and started it again!"

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Poochamoo shared a tip "I fell in live with the haunting tone of this African book. It takes place primarily in Ghana and the United States."

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laurie_maceachern shared a tip "A book you’ve been intimidated to read"

kara_mace shared a tip "An epic multigenerational story that changes the reader's idea of the word "linear.""

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marshadoucette shared a tip "Amazing and powerful read on the Gold Coast"

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alicia_van_de_bor shared a tip "Absolutely loved this book!"

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gidget_marie shared a tip "One of the most powerful books I’ve read. I can’t stop thinking about it."

n_kashuk shared a tip "It’s a book of inestimable beauty."

n_b_1803 shared a tip "This book highlighted the many branches slavery reached. No matter what form it took....there were always consequences."

valerie_pauling shared a tip "Such a unique approach to storytelling!"

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lil-farrah shared a tip "10/10"

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nika_ramos shared a tip "Yes, I'm a huge historical fiction a fan and this does not disappoint!"

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stephanie_cardonne shared a tip "Incredible story that spans so mnay periods of time. Shows a new perspective of things we learned growing up"

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creatist shared a tip "Such a clever and unique story!"

alicia_terrill shared a tip "One of the best books I’ve read in a while!"

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joseph_vitt shared a tip "Best book I’ve read in 2020"

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maria_bastone shared a tip "Loved this book. Cannot even put into words how amazing it is. If you haven’t read it, put it at the top of your list!"

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courtney_mitchell_3179 shared a tip "A great story of tales all connected by one story"

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miriam_wade shared a tip "I couldn’t put it down. Yaa Gyasi is an incredible story teller"

michela_rossetti shared a tip "One of the most unique and powerful books I have ever read."

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debra_pettus_ shared a tip "Loved it! What a gifted writer and I learned so much."

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kelli_baker_6008 shared a tip "Amazing story line."

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dorian.soren shared a tip "Incredible work of art. You must read this book!"

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