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Barnes & Noble Selects Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi as September 2020 National Book Club Selection

Readers Invited to Free Virtual Book Club Event featuring Yaa Gyasi on Tuesday, October 6

New York, NY – WEBWIRE

Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller, announced Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi as the September 2020 selection for the Barnes & Noble Book Club, a monthly book club designed for readers across the country to discuss the most compelling books. Barnes & Noble is selling a special, exclusive Book Club edition of Transcendent Kingdom as well as hosting a free LIVE virtual event on B&N’s Facebook Page with Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Knopf editorial director Jordan Pavlin on Tuesday, October 6, at 7pm East Coast Time. Customers can purchase the exclusive edition in-stores or online at

“Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel Homegoing was a revelation. Transcendent Kingdom continues the trend, painting a breathtaking portrait of a family colliding with addiction and grief through the push and pull of science and faith.” said Jackie De Leo, Vice President, Bookstore, Barnes & Noble. “This novel is as beautiful as it is devastating. It is a powerful look at how we process and seek to contain the suffering around us, begging to be talked about, which is why we’ve made it our September 2020 B&N Book Club selection. We hope everyone can join us for the virtual event in October.”

While Barnes & Noble can’t hold its usual monthly Book Club meetup in stores for readers to discuss the book, the bookseller is encouraging customers to engage with this important and gripping novel on social media and join the new B&N Book Club Facebook Group, as well as through a special virtual Book Club event a month after publication.

The virtual event with Yaa Gyasi on October 6 will be hosted on Barnes & Noble’s Facebook Page. Before the virtual event, customers can also join in discussion at their convenience in the new B&N Book Club Facebook group and on social media via the hashtag #BNBookClub.

Previous Barnes & Noble Book Club selections have included: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin, The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly, Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Inland by Téa Obreht, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett. 

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