The Heaven & Earth Grocery store : : a novel

Book Number DB115655
Title The Heaven & Earth Grocery store : : a novel
Names McBride, James.
Medium Digital Book
Language English
Annotation "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. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller.
LC Subject African Americans - Fiction
Deaf children - Fiction
Ethnic neighborhoods - Pennsylvania - Pottstown - Fiction
Jews - United States - Fiction
Murder - Investigation - Fiction
United States - Ethnic relations - Fiction
Historical fiction
Audience Notes Unrated. Commercial Audio NLS/BPH
Bestseller. NLS/BPH
Local Subject Bestseller - Fiction - BEF
Black / African-American Interest - BLK
Black Interest - Fiction - BLKF
Disability Themes - Fiction - DIS
Disability Interest - DII
Historical Fiction - HIF
Bestseller - Historical Fiction - BEFH
Historical Fiction - 20th Century - HIT
Historical Fiction - United States - HIFUS
Bestseller - Fiction - 21st Century - BEF99
Audience Notes Male narrator. NLS/BPH
Local Subject Fiction - FI
Narrator Hoffman, Dominic.
Title Status Active
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