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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store  Cover Image Preloaded Audio Preloaded Audio Playaway, Wonderbooks, Vox read-alongs Playaway, Wonderbooks, Vox read-alongs

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store / James McBride.

McBride, James, 1957- (author.). Hoffman, Dominic, (narrator.). Playaway Digital Audio, (issuing body.). Playaway Products, LLC, (issuing body.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798822677104
  • Physical Description: 1 audio media player (12:21:42) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
  • Publisher: Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Previously released by Penguin Random House.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Summary, etc.:
From James McBride, author of the bestselling Oprah's Book Club pick Deacon King Kong and the National Book Award--winning 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 community--heaven and earth--that 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.
Target Audience Note:
Adult.
Subject: Jews > United States > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Deaf children > Fiction.
Ethnic neighborhoods > Pennsylvania > Pottstown > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Minorities > Fiction.
United States > Ethnic relations > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Novels.
Audiobooks.


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