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

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store

Summary: "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"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 0593743776
  • ISBN: 9780593743775
  • Physical Description: 496 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2023]
  • Badges:
    • Top Circs: 2 / 5.0
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

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.
Subject: large print books
Pennsylvanie Romans, nouvelles, etc
États-Unis Relations interethniques Romans, nouvelles, etc
Quartiers ethniques Pennsylvanie Pottstown Romans, nouvelles, etc
Meurtre Enquêtes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Enfants sourds Romans, nouvelles, etc
Juifs Romans, nouvelles, etc
Noirs américains Romans, nouvelles, etc
Livres en gros caractères
Villes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Secret Romans, nouvelles, etc
Voisins Romans, nouvelles, etc
Large type books
Pennsylvania Fiction
Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) Fiction
United States Ethnic relations Fiction
Ethnic neighborhoods Pennsylvania Pottstown Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Minorities Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Neighbors Fiction
Deaf children Fiction
Jews Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Genre: Romans.
Large print books.
Social problem fiction.
Historical fiction.
Large type books.

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  • 6 out of 32 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show)
  • 0 out of 1 copy are currently available at Athens Regional Library System.


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