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Yaa Gyasi

"The tops of the trees looked as though they were brushing the sky, and Esi wondered why leaves were green instead of blue." A debut novel from Gyasi details the lives of two step-sisters and their families through the generations. Slaves, slave-owners, Africa, America, beauty, pain, life, death, this book has it all. Beautifully written, each chapter told by a different character, showcasing Gyasi's talents. Just as you begin to fall into the deep waters of one chapter, it ends and a new chapter, a new generation begins. You learn to go with the flow and allow the story to take you places deep inside your mind.

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