9780525658184We are pleased to announce the Fall 2021 First Pages book, Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi.

The child of Ghanaian immigrants, Gifty is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate at the prestigious Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research involves the neuroscience of reward-seeking behavior in mice, and its connection to depression and addiction. However, when her mother slips into a depressive episode that leaves her bedridden, Gifty must come to terms with her family’s past, the loss of a brother to drug addiction, and a childhood faith whose promises remain elusive and unfulfilled.

Transcendent Kingdom is a powerful and transformative story about identity, family, the mystery of the human mind, and humanity’s enduring project of unlocking those mysteries through faith and science.