Connecticut College is a partner of One Book, One Region of Eastern Connecticut, which is based on the idea of expanding a small book club to that of an entire community. This year's book is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

This is the second year Connecticut College is collaborating with One Book, One Region and the selection Homegoing is also the Summer Read selection for the College. Last year, the One Book, One Region selection Just Mercy by Attorney Bryan Stevenson was the College's Winter Read selection and Stevenson's visit to the College also kicked off President Katherine Bergeron's Distinguished Lecture Series.

The goals of One Book, One Region are to bring people together to discuss ideas, to broaden the appreciation of reading and to break down barriers among people. This year's program is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities, Connecticut College, and private foundations. For further information, please call the Groton Public Library at 860-441-6750 or go to www.onebookoneregion.org.

Author Yaa Gyasi holds her debut novel, "Homegoing"

About the Author

Yaa Gyasi

The author Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a bachelor of arts in English from Stanford University and a master's in fine arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in New York City. Gyasi's debut novel was selected in 2016 for the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" Award, the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for best first book and the PEN/ Hemingway Award. It also was named a New York Times Notable Book.

Read about the author in this June 11, 2017, article from The Day, "Yaa Gyasi's 'Homecoming' is chosen for One Book, One Region."