AM Book Club
Thursday, October 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Friends of the Shorewood Public Library Program Room
The AM Book Club is a great opportunity to talk about what you’ve read, learn something new, discover more great books, and meet new friends. Join us this month as we discuss Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.
Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive.
This month, we will be meeting virtually via Zoom. Our meeting ID is 352 962 0092, or, if you'd like to call in the phone number is 1-312-626-6799. Or, you can join us by clicking HERE.
Pick up a copy at our customer service desk, or give us a call at 414 847-2670 and we would be happy to put one on hold for you.