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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store / James McBride.

McBride, James, (author.). Hoffman, Dominic (Narrator.). Playaway Digital Audio. (Added Author). Findaway World, LLC. (Added Author).

Summary:
From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprahs Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Awardwinning The Good Lord Bird, a novel about small-town secrets and the people who keep them 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 Moshes 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 towns white establishment played in it, McBride shows us that even in dark times, it is love and communityheaven and earththat sustain us. Bringing his masterly storytelling skills and his deep faith in humanity to The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, James McBride has written a novel as compassionate as Deacon King Kong and as inventive as The Good Lord Bird.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798822677104 :
  • Physical Description: 1 audio media player (approx. 12 hr., 30 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
  • Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from Playaway label.
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read byDominic Hoffman.
Subject: Jews > United States > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Deaf children > Fiction.
Ethnic neighborhoods > Pennsylvania > Pottstown > Fiction.
United States > Ethnic relations > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Playaway (preloaded audio player.)

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.

Holds

  • 1 current hold with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Parkland Community Library PA F MCB (Text) 34422006216671 Playaway Checked Out 06/04/2024


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