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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store  Cover Image Book Book

The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store / James McBride.

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  • ISBN: 9780593422946
  • ISBN: 0593422945
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2023]

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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.
Genre: Novels.

Available copies

  • 8 of 70 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 156 current holds with 70 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ansonia Public Library FIC McBRIDE, JAMES (Text) 34045143416274 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/06/2023
Babcock Library - Ashford F McB (Text) 33110150618427 Adult New Material Available -
Beardsley & Memorial Library - Winsted FIC MCBRIDE (Text) 33750000084313 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford On Order (Text) acq1283939 Acquisitions On order -
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton FIC McB (Text) 33160155053211 Adult New Material Checked out 09/27/2023
Bethel Public Library NEW MCBRIDE (Text) 34030148539197 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/03/2023
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry AF MCB (Text) 33260000602814 Adult New Checked out 10/10/2023
Brookfield Library F/MCBRIDE (Text) 34029154517766 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC McBRIDE (Text) 36937000664152 Adult New Material Checked out 09/21/2023
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC MCB (Text) 34014150731207 Adult New Fiction On holds shelf -

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