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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store  Cover Image Large Print Material Large Print Material

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store / James McBride.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593743775
  • ISBN: 0593743776
  • Physical Description: 496 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2023]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Gone. The hurricane -- A bad sign -- Twelve -- Dodo -- The stranger -- Challah -- A new problem -- Paper -- The robin and the sparrow -- The skrup shoe -- Part II: Gotten. Monkey pants -- Cowboy -- Differing weights and measures -- The worm -- The visit -- The bullfrog -- The hot dog -- Part III: The last love. The lowgods -- The Antes house -- The marble -- Without a song -- Bernice's bible -- Duck boy -- The deal -- The job -- The finger -- The last love -- Waiting for the future -- Epilogue: The call out.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1972, when workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, were digging the foundations for a new development, the last thing they expected to find was a skeleton at the bottom of a well. Who the skeleton was and how it got there were two of the long-held secrets kept by the residents of Chicken Hill, the dilapidated neighborhood where immigrant Jews and African Americans lived side by side and shared ambitions and sorrows. Chicken Hill was where Moshe and Chona Ludlow lived when Moshe integrated his theater and where Chona ran the Heaven & Earth Grocery Store. When the state came looking for a deaf boy to institutionalize him, it was Chona and Nate Timblin, the Black janitor at Moshe's theater and the unofficial leader of the Black community on Chicken Hill, who worked together to keep the boy safe. As these characters' stories overlap and deepen, it becomes clear how much the people who live on the margins of white, Christian America struggle and what they must do to survive. When the truth is finally revealed about what happened on Chicken Hill and the part the town's white establishment played in it, McBride shows us that even in dark times, it is love and community--heaven and earth--that sustain us"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
Jews > Fiction.
Deaf children > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Minorities > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Ethnic neighborhoods > Pennsylvania > Pottstown > Fiction.
United States > Ethnic relations > Fiction.
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) > Fiction.
Pennsylvania > Fiction.
Voisins > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Secret > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Villes > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Livres en gros caractères.
large print books.
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Large print books.

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Beardsley & Memorial Library - Winsted LP FIC MCBRIDE (Text) 33750000093972 New Fiction Large Print Checked out 05/08/2024
Bethel Public Library NEW LT MCBRIDE (Text) 34030148544569 Adult New Large Type Checked out 04/29/2024
Brookfield Library F/MCBRIDE LARGE PRINT (Text) 34029154523160 Adult New Large Type Checked out 04/27/2024
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC MCB (Text) 34014148572549 Adult New Large Type On holds shelf -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown LP FIC MCB (Text) 34014150621671 Adult New Large Type Checked out 05/04/2024
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village F McB (Text) 33180148106330 Adult Large Type Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven LTE F MCBRIDE (Text) 31953156081153 Adult New Fiction Large Type Checked out 06/25/2024
Hall Memorial Library - Ellington LP MCBRIDE, JAMES (Text) 34037146814654 Adult Fiction Large Type Checked out 05/04/2024
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW LARGE PRINT MCBRIDE (Text) 32518156091053 Adult Large Type Checked out 05/01/2024
Killingworth Library Association LP FIC MCB (Text) 33420155577324 Adult Large Type Available -

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