After the critical acclaim received by her debut novel “Homecoming”, Yaa Gyasi’s latest release, “Transcendent Kingdom” had readers waiting with baited breath. The reviews are in, and readers are loving this second novel even more than the first. The story follows Gifty, a sixth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford, as she looks for the scientific cause of the suffering around her while grappling with questions about the evangelical church in which she was raised. 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.