Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

I think that books can be very personal. A book recommended by someone who is a big time history buff may not really grab someone who lives for romance novels. However, there are some books that appeal to a wide range. For example, Harry Potter is a story loved by many, the opportunity to enter a world of magic and heroism. Homegoing falls into this category for me. It’s a historical fiction piece that follows the lineage of two African women in the 18th century. One is sold into slavery and the other marries a British general and raises a mixed child. Their ancestors’ lives could not be more different but the dichotomy is fascinating. I finished this book in two days.