Deep Read | 21 September 2021

The Deep Read Returns Spring 2022


We’re excited to announce the return of the UC Santa Cruz Deep Read program. Following our explorations of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments and Tommy Orange’s There There, our next book will be Yaa Gyasi’s The Transcendent Kingdom, the story of a first-generation PhD student of Neuroscience and her search for the source of human addiction. The novel explores personal loss, the benefits and costs of cultural assimilation for immigrants to the United States, and the contrast between religious faith and scientific inquiry.

As always, The Deep Read will connect the campus, alumni, and broader community with UC Santa Cruz scholars to read deeply together. The program launches in Spring 2022. Full program details and the opportunity to get a free book will be announced in January 2022. Sign up on the Deep Read page for updates. And stay attuned!